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Regulations governing nesting seabirds in Greenland


  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Nicholas Per Huffeldt, Denmark
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

Climbs on certain seacliffs in Greenland, including recent ascents in the Upernavik area of West Greenland, may be off-limits at times because of regulations protecting nesting seabirds. These rules prohibit entering within certain distances of breeding colonies of seabirds or sea ducks in protected areas during the breeding season, which generally runs May 1 to August 31. It is possible to obtain more information on the laws and regulations covering nature, wildlife, and historic sites in Greenland from the following contacts:

• The Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Nature and Environment, P.O. Box 1614, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland.?Tel.: +299-345-000; Fax: +299-325-286;?

• Greenland National Museum and Archives,?P.O. Box 145, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland.?Tel.: +299-322-611; Fax: +299-322-622;;

Many countries may have similar rules protecting nesting birds on seacliffs. Exploratory climbers are encouraged to research and follow all relevant regulations.

From information supplied by Nicholas Per Huffeldt, Denmark

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