Denmark's first national park
The dune heath land that stretches along large areas of the Jutland west coast is a natural feature of the landscape. Even though the vegetation has grown by itself, people have been helping to keep it under control for thousands of years. The local farmers have let…
From nature reserve to national park
The dune heaths in Thy were chosen as Denmark's first official national park in 2008. Ever since the first national park, Yellowstone in the USA, opened in 1872, national parks have been common in other countries. In Denmark, the establishment of small nature reserves gathered speed after the Nature Conservation Act was passed in 1917. Throughout the 1960s, politicians considered whether to establish special areas of natural beauty, such as the lakes at Tystrup-Bavelse on Zealand, as protected nature reserves. However, nature conservation in general was given higher priority than identifying special locations. Not until the present millennium did the concept of nature reserves become a reality in Denmark. With a contemporary twist from nature reserve" to "national park". "
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The dune heaths in Thy were chosen as Denmark's first official national park in 2008. Ever…