27.10.2009 - 10:54

University of Iceland

Prof. Pall Hersteinsson (1951-2011) studied the arctic foxes in Iceland since the early 80´s - his work has resulted in valuable information about the biology of the species and population dynamics in Iceland. The arctic fox is the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland and has been intensively hunted for over 1000 years.
Pall´s data is to a large extent based on long time hunting statistics and dissections on carcasses from fox hunters for over 20 years.


The Westfjords Research Center in Bolungarvik (NAVE) mainly focuses on the foxes in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Contact: Dr. Þorleifur Eiríksson

The Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik (AFC)
Contact: Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir