Naturbase is a database from the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet) containing information about protection areas (national park, nature reserves and others), habitats and recreation areas.
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Permission to use data
Permission to use the data is clear from the license, as well as verified in e-mail with case number 09/9980–1. The e-mail is in Norwegian and archived in the Norwegian mailing list .
For the Naturbase dataset Naturvernområder, Miljødirektoratet requests the following attribution: Kilde: Direktoratet for naturforvaltning. For the other datasets, Miljødirektoratet requests the following attribution: Kilde: Miljødirektoratet.
Downloading from the Naturbase WMS client
Data are available for download from the Naturbase WMS client. The download icon is in the toolbar to the right, and one of the Naturbase layers must be selected for download to work. All data are available in Shape format, using UTM projections. For best result, use the appropiate UTM zone for the region you are downloading.
You must fill in your name to download data, as well as the purpose of the download. Please state that you are downloading for use in OpenStreetMap when downloading datasets.
Downloading from the map catalogue
Data are also available for download from the map catalogue (without using the WMS client): 
All data are also available as WMS services from the official Naturbase site. WMS link is given as "Server URL" and a WMS client is available from the links marked "Innsynsløsninger".
|Foreslåtte naturvernområder||Proposed protection|
|Helhetlige kulturlandskap||Valuable cultural landscapes|
|Naturvernområder||Protected areas (polygon) and objects (points)||National parks complete|
|Statlig sikra friluftslivsområder|
Naturbase properties should have a naturbase: prefix.
Naturbase IDs are called iid, and should be stored as naturbase:iid=*.
To be decided: Relations for boundaries.
Other datasets from Miljødirektoratet
Miljødirektoratet has released several other datasets from other sources than Naturbase. They are available for download from the map catalogue: