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Hunters' Help Needed to Research Mink

The West Iceland Nature Research Center has requested the cooperation of mink hunters in a research project aiming to gather more information about mink populations in Iceland.

Selfie under Snæfellsjökull glacier.

In Focus: The Cost of Iceland’s Nature

Iceland became an incredibly popular tourist attraction in a very short period of time, and it became increasingly clear that its natural treasures weren't prepared for such a large number of people.

Necessary to Review Access to Hornstrandir

The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.

Norðurflug helicopter service.

Denounces Gutters in Landmannalaugar

Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.

Lake Mývatn.

Mývatn Sewer Improvements Demanded

Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.

Lake Mývatn.

Sh*t Happens in Mývatn

According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.

Grímsstaðir

British Billionaire Buys Grímsstaðir

British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has purchased the majority of the land of Grímsstaðir á fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, located in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier.

Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir.

Environment Associations Take Minister to Court

The environment associations Landvernd and Fjöregg are taking Icelandic Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir to court for failing to declare certain areas in Skútustaðahreppur district, North Iceland, as protected.

Trash.

Petition to Ban Plastic Bags

More than 6,400 people have signed a petition, urging a new minister for the environment to ban the use of plastic bags in Iceland next year.

Power Line Project Battle Continues

For the second time, the environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd have reported the decision to issue a project permit for a controversial power line to an environmental ruling committee.

Power Line Bill Reported to ESA

The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.

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