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Majority of Icelanders want the central highlands to become a national park

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  • Landmannalaugar The majority of Icelanders support making the central highlands into a national park. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

The majority of Icelanders support making the central highlands into a national park, according to a new survey by Gallup for Ice­landic En­vi­ron­ment As­so­ci­a­tion and the Ice­land Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion As­so­ci­a­tion.

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The survey shows that 61.4 percent of Icelanders support the idea, a 5 percen increase from 2011.

According to Mbl.is support was measured across the political spectrum, with 51 percent of those who support the current right-wing coalition government in favour of the idea, while 72 percent of those who do not support the government want to see the central highlands made into a national park. 

Fjallabak, hálendið

Fjallabak in the central highlands. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

 

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