02.10.2013 - 09:28

The Wild North

The Arctic Fox Centre is a founding member of The Wild North, and was re-elected onto the controlling board at the AGM held earlier this year and is now proud to have Stephen Midgley, chairman of TWN as a member of its staff.

During the summer months the centre employed Chloe Nater as an intern with the testing and development of The Wild North code of conduct for Arctic fox her main tasks. During two research field trips to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Chloe was able to to see first hand the effectivness and effecs of the code both on the tourists and the foxes themselves,
and before leaving the centre at the end of her internship Chloe made a presentation to our local partners and tour operators on her findings and knowledge of the best practice for minimal negative effects on the foxes.

The Wild North is currently working on a new and much improved public focused web-site to enable people to find and use operatirs who comply with The Wild North codes of conduct, assist in the research and live by the same principles of sustainable wildlife managment. The project will also release its first booklet, conatining all the codes of coduct which will be availible at all partner locations to greater enable people to understand the wildlifearound them and the best methods to have a positive experience, bith for the animals and themselves.

02.10.2010 - 11:55

The Wild North

The Arctic Fox Center is a member of the Nordic project The Wild North.
The main objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable development of wildlife tourism in the Northern Periphery, and thereby ensure the trade's foundations, the livelihood of its workers and the long term integrity of natural resources.

The project participants are tourism companies that specialize in natural based tourism/wildlife tourism, official entities, and various research institutions.

The partners come from Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland and Norway. The project's consultants come from Scotland and Iceland.

Wild North has the webpage: www.thewildnorth.org