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Hunters Object to Vatnajökull Preservation Plan

Icelandic hunters strongly object to the preservation proposal and limitations on fishing in Iceland’s wilderness presented by the board of Vatnajökull National Park’s new management, mbl.is reports.


Vatnajökull Glacier. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Last night Skotvís, the Icelandic Association for Responsible Hunting, hosted an open meeting to discuss the proposals, which entail limitations and even some bans to hunting in certain areas of the National Park.

At the meeting, the following resolution was passed:

“We insist that traditional hunting will not be disturbed within Vatnajökull National Park, and that the promises made at the time of its foundation will be kept. Hunting has been ongoing in the area for centuries and we insist that all proposals, which in one way or another compromise the public’s access to hunting within the National Park, will be abolished from the proposal.”

To access the new proposals regarding Vatnajökull National Park, click here.

The deadline to register complaints regarding the proposals is Thursday, June 24th 2010.

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