Soil protection

Considering the importance that soil has as the basis of life for humans, it requires careful treatment and protection

Soil protection includes the preservation of the health and functions of the soil, prevention of soil damage, monitoring the status of the soil and changes in its quality as well as remediation and restoration of damaged soil and locations.

The soil is adversely affected by:
  • improper use of chemical agents in agriculture
  • soil erosion
  • forest degradation
  • demographic expansion and urbanisation
  • industry
  • mining
  • desertification.

Soil pollution or damage are considered to be an adverse effect on the environment, while the establishment of acceptable limit values for soil quality are carried out pursuant to special regulations.

For more information on soil protection, you can contact the Director for protection of air, soil and from light pollution of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development by e-mail to: