Liechtenstein - Environment

The Nature Conservation Act, adopted in 1933, was the nation's first major piece of environmental legislation; the Water Conservation Act dates from 1957, and air pollution laws were passed in 1973 and 1974. All wastewater is purified before being discharged into the Rhine. The great horned owl is now rare, and the European otter has become extinct. Liechtenstein is a party to international agreements on ozone layer protection, hazardous wastes, endangered species, and other environmental concerns.

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