31. mars 2020

North of Vatnaj÷kull glacier, Iceland, is one of the biggest unspoiled areas in Europe. Since its establishment in 1997 INCA has campaigned for the conservation of this area.

Today two major glacial rivers running north off the glacier are being destroyed by the Karahnukar Project. However one river with its watershed will be protected as part of a new national park.

See WWF Press Release here

Photos of the land that will be destroyed
by The Kßrahnj˙kar project

In focus
Whale Watching in Iceland
Monday, October 29, 2012
In 2011 nearly 130 thousand tourists went whale watching in Iceland. This compared with the mid 1990s when the first whale watching trips were on offer, represents an adventurous development in nature-based tourism. To many, Iceland is the best destination world wide for those who would like to see these giants in their natural environment.
From Myvatn Research Station
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Myvatn Research Station cautions against further development of geothermal energy in the area.
Obituary, Gudmundur Pall Olafsson by Jon Swan
Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gudmundur Pall Olafsson, who for decades was in the forefront of Icelandĺs conservation movement, died at Landspitali - The National University Hospital, Iceland, on August 31, at the age of seventy-one.
Environmental Success
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The protection of the Icelandic Highlands has been called the largest environmental movement Iceland has ever seen, both in terms in conservation policy and sheer land mass. Arni Finnsson of the Iceland Nature Conservation Association, says it could not have happened without the support of the WWF Arctic Programme. See article on the Icelandic Highlands.
Scientists call for end to deep-sea fishing
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper to be released this week by an international team of marine scientists.
See Washington Post.

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