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Regulations for Bouvetøya Nature Reserve

Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island) and its territorial waters were protected in 1971, making it the world’s most remote nature reserve. All activity on the island is strictly regulated. The Norwegian Polar Institute processes applications in accordance with the protection regulations that apply to Bouvetøya.
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Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island)

Bouvetøya is a Norwegian volcanic island in the Southern Ocean. Bouvetøya is one of the most isolated islands in the world and 89 percent of the island is covered by glaciers. Bouvetøya is the Norwegian claim area in the seethe of the polar regions we have the most knowledge about. The island has status as a nature reserve.