Inauguration of Raet National Park, August 13, 2017

Rolling stones, Raet national park. Photo: Peter Prokosch
Rolling stones, Raet national park. Photo: Peter Prokosch

After the Raet National Park at the South Norwegian Skagerrak-Coast has been formally established December 16, 2016, the official and public inauguration will take place on Sunday August 13. 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. The planning time  of this park, placed right at the doorsteps of Linking Tourism & Conservation’s (LT&C’s) headquarters in Arendal, has been with only 4 years the shortest of any national park in Norway.  Now the Governor (Fylkesmannen) of the Agder provinces on behalf of Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister invites to the official opening on the island of Tromøy. See programme of the day (in Norwegian) on the LT&C-calendar.

For those not yet familiar with the area now under national park protection, LT&C can recommend to have a look into the brand new book, which the writer Øivind Berg, former Aust Agder Governor and initiator of the national park idea Øystein Djupedal, and marine biologist Jan Atle Knutsen just have published and presented. “RAET – Sørlandets Nasjonalpark” with its many brilliant and illustrative pictures provides – even for non-Norwegian readers – a great insight and understanding, why this beautiful coast of Norway needs to be protected, so that also future generations can be inspired by the nature of this holiday paradise.

The book costs 399,- NOK and can be ordered from www.bokby.net.

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(Norwegian)

Praktboka RAET – Sørlandets nasjonalparkviser Norges nyeste nasjonalpark i hele sin bredde – fra Valøyene i Grimstads skjærgård til skjærgården rundt Lyngør fyr i Tvedestrand. Innholdet spenner fra omtale av naturverdier verd å verne om – både på land og i sjø til kystlandskap med kvaliteter vi setter utrolig høyt.

Raet nasjonalpark har fått navn etter et geologisk fenomen som har satt sitt preg på kyststripa mellom Tvedestrand og Grimstad – både over og under vann – og i boka RAET – Sørlandets nasjonalpark får du et innblikk i hvordan skjærgården ble til og hvorfor disse naturområdene har så stor verdi at de nå har fått status som nasjonal­park. Boka er en sterkt visuell praktbok i stort format hvor teksten spiller på lag med bildene, og hvor bildene både er støttespillere og solister. Her vises naturen slik vi kjenner den og slik vi kanskje aldri har sett den.

Dette er både en bok til å bli klok av og til å bli begeistret av. Vi mener at dette er årets mest aktuelle gavebok til alle som er glad i Norsk natur og i naturkvaliteter på land og i sjø langs denne delen av Sørlandskysten – spesielt sett i lys av at Raet nasjonalpark blir offisielt åpnet søndag 13. august.

Boka koster kr 399, og er til salgs i alle bokhandler pluss på www.bokby.net.

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