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Board of Directors of Vatnajökull National Park

The board of the Vatnajökull National Park has seven members:

- the four chairmen of the area committees
- one member nominated by environmental protection associations
- two members appointed by the Minister for the Environment (the chairman and the deputy chairman)

Outdoor activities associations are entitled to have an observer present at the meetings of the board.


MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK

  • Ármann Höskuldsson, chairman
  • Gudrún Áslaug Jónsdóttir, deputy chairman
  • Óli Halldórsson
  • Ruth Magnúsdóttir
  • Björn Ingi Jónsson
  • Heida Gudný Ásgeirsdóttir
  • Gudmundur Hördur Gudmundsson
  • Snorri Ingimarsson (observer)

The Board of Directors of the Vatnajökull National Park is responsible for nature conservation in the Vatnajökull National Park. Its main tasks are:

  1. The formulation of policies relating to the National Park

  2. Overall management of the preparation of a proposals for a conservation plan and regulation for the National Park

  3. Preparation of a Park budget, allocation of funds to the four areas and the approval of individual operating plans

  4. Harmonization of operations within the four Park areas

  5. Monitoring the implementation of the Park's rules and the conservation plan

  6. Co-operation with public bodies, local authorities and stakeholders in the affairs of the National Park