December 16: Raet National Park established at South Norwegian Skagerrak-Coast

Today, with blessing of the King, the Minister of Climate and Environment announced the establishment of Norway’s 45th national park, the so-called Raet National Park at the Slkagerrak-coast of Arendal, Grimstad and Tvedestrand. One of the key features of the 607 km2 mainly marine protected area are the moraines of the last ice age, visible as shores with round stones. As the park was in planning for 4 years and is placed right at the doorsteps of Linking Tourism & Conservation’s (LT&C’s) headquarters in Arendal, it will be interesting to see if it once can qualify as an LT&C-Example, where tourism is playing a supportive role.
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