Dunøyane Bird Sanctuary

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Dunøyane Bird Sanctuary (Norwegian: Dunøyane fuglereservat) is a bird reserve in Svalbard, Norway, established in 1973.[1] It includes islands west of Dunøysundet in Wedel Jarlsberg Land.[2] The protected area covers a total of around 11.9 km2.[3]

The island group of Dunøyane is a nesting site for Barnacle Goose, Common Eider and Arctic Tern.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forskrift om opprettelse av nasjonalparker, naturresevater og fuglereservater, Svalbard." (in Norwegian). Lovdata. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dunøyane fuglereservat". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dunøyane fuglereservat" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Dunøyane". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 November 2011.