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Vatnajökull National Park to be Extended

The Minister for the Environment has announced a number of changes to the management and conservation of various sites in Iceland. Among the changes is the extension of Vatnajökull National Park to the east and west.

vatnajokull_psVatnajökull. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Eyjabakki, which was recently added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, will be under greater protection with a ban on hunting, traffic and the marking of trails in the area, reports. Eyjabakki lies on the edge of Vatnajökull, East Iceland.

Among the aims is to eradicate minks in the park as well as eradicate or control the spread of lupine. Furthermore, egg collection will be banned on the east side of the park and measures will also be taken to minimize the contamination of ground and surface water.


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