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Three New Ramsar Areas in Iceland

Three new areas in Iceland have been added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance: the Eyjabakki area, the reserve at Guðlaugstungur and the reserve for white-fronted geese at Andakíll by Hvanneyri.

myvatn-birdlife_psMývatn. Photo: Páll Stefansson/Iceland Review.

Iceland already has three areas listed: the Mývatn-Laxá area, Þjórsárver and Grunnafjörður north of Akrafjall, reports.

The Ramsar Convention from 1971 is an international treaty on the protection of wetlands, especially as the habitat of birds. Around 90 nations are party to the convention and there are about 750 Ramsar areas in the world.


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