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Jan May­en Natu­re Reser­ve

The Nor­we­gi­an island of Jan May­en north of Ice­land has been declared a natu­re reser­ve on 19 Novem­ber 2010. The pro­tec­ted area includes the who­le island with the excep­ti­on of the sta­ti­on area and the landing strip. Addi­tio­nal­ly, a 12 mile zone around the island is also pro­tec­ted.

The regu­la­ti­ons are simi­lar to tho­se con­cer­ning the natu­re reser­ves in the Spits­ber­gen islands, but tou­rism – very limi­t­ed on Jan May­en any­way – will have to deal with rest­ric­tions: landings from ships insi­de the natu­re reser­ve are pro­hi­bi­ted unless the sta­ti­on com­man­der gives per­mis­si­on (this for­ma­li­zes a com­mon rou­ti­ne) and cam­ping is only allo­wed for sta­ti­on crew and their guests.

Visi­tor on Jan May­en

Jan Mayen Nature Reserve - Eggoya

Source and more details (Nor­we­gi­an): press release of the Nor­we­gi­an govern­ment

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