Puffins benefit from tourist-free period
Puffins in Mykines appear to have benefited from two weeks of limited tourist access to the puffin nesting site in late July-early August.
Landowner Heini Heinesen says that immediately after the path to the site was closed, he started seeing more puffins emerging from the caves.
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He says that it would be immensely beneficial for the island’s puffin population to shut down tourist access to the nesting site altogether.
Along with last summer’s introduction of a DKK 100 walking fee came a requirement that all tourists walking near the puffin site should be accompanied by a certified guide.
Translated by prosa.fo