1991 in the environment
This is a list of notable events relating to the environment in 1991. They relate to environmental law, conservation, environmentalism and environmental issues.
Kuwaiti oil fires
The Kuwaiti oil fires were caused by Iraqi military forces setting fire to a reported 605 to 732 oil wells along with an unspecified number of oil filled low-lying areas, such as oil lakes and fire tr...
Air Quality Agreement
The Air Quality Agreement is an environmental treaty between Canada and the United States. It was signed on 13 March 1991 by Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and American President George H. W....
Nitrogen Oxide Protocol
Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or Their Transboundary Fluxes, opened for signature on 31 October 1988 ...
Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Volcano National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) is a Costa Rican national park in the central part of the country, forming the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The park enco...
Bear River State Park
Bear River State Park is a state park located just outside of Evanston, Wyoming, USA. The park was established in 1991, and takes its name from the river that runs through it. The Bear River, was nam...
Batang Ai National Park
Batang Ai National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located in Lubok Antu, some 250 kilometers east of Kuching. The park covers a...
Ba Vì National Park
Ba Vì National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Ba Vì) is a national park located 48 km (30 mi) west of Hanoi, Vietnam. The park is 7,377 ha (18,230 acres) in area, and is located in...
Wadden Sea Agreement
The Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea is an agreement between Wadden Sea countries, aimed at protection of seals and concluded in the aegis of Convention on Migratory Species (C...
South African National Conference on Environment and Development
The first National Conference on Environment and Development in South Africa was held at the University of the Western Cape during June/July 1991. It saw at least 231 representatives from a wide range...
Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park
Barlinek-Gorzów Landscape Park (Barlinecko-Gorzowski Park Krajobrazowy) is a protected area (Landscape Park) in north-western Poland, established in 1991, covering an area of 239.8 square kilometres (...
Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve
Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve is a 458-acre (1.9 km) nature reserve located near Barlow, Kentucky in Ballard County in an area known locally as "the Barlow bottoms", a wetland created by p...
Barranyi (North Island) National Park
Barranyi (North Island) National Park is in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory of Australia, 737 km southeast of Darwin.
Rotvoll controversy
The Rotvoll controversy refers to a political controversy in Norway in 1991 concerning the construction of a research and development (R&D) facility for Statoil at Rotvoll outside Trondheim.
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Ashfall Fossil Beds
The Ashfall Fossil Beds of Antelope County in northeastern Nebraska are among the rare preservation sites called lagerstätten, which preserve ecological "snapshots" from a moment in time, due to extra...
Resource Management Act 1991
The Resource Management Act (RMA) passed in 1991 in New Zealand is a significant, and at times, controversial Act of Parliament. The RMA promotes the sustainable management of natural and physical res...
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located along a twenty mile (30 km) section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Bea...
Gulf War oil spill
The Gulf War oil spill was one of the largest oil spills in history, resulting from the Gulf War in 1991. The apparent strategic goal was to foil a potential landing by US Marines. It also made comma...
Resource consent
A resource consent is the authorisation given to certain activities or uses of natural and physical resources required under the New Zealand Resource Management Act (the "RMA"). Some activities may ei...
Arenal Botanical Gardens
Arenal Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located on the shore of Lake Arenal in north-west Costa Rica. They are located on the east side of the lake approximately 2 kilometers north of the vill...