Europe and Central Asia

Iceland - Fuglavernd – BirdLife Iceland (ISPB)

BirdLife Partner Designate

Founded in 1963
Members: 1131
Staff: 1
Skúlatún 6, Reykjavík, IS, IS-105
+354 562 0477


Mission of the organisation

To work for the protection of Iceland's birds and their habitats.

Key Activities

  • Lobbying for the conservation of IBAs in Iceland. Campaigned actively for conservation of the highlands around the mountain of Snæfell, East Iceland, including the Kárahnjúkar area (Vesturöræfi) and Útherad IBA, an area that is going to be affected by the gigantic Kárahnjúkar hydroelectric project
  • Campaining for wetland restoration and conservation. Wetlands in the lowlands of Iceland have been severely affected by drainage operations during last century
  • Long-term monitoring of the White-tailed Eagle in cooperation with Icelandic Institute of Natural History, see
  • Running the Flói bird reserve run with the cooperation of the Árborg community and with generous support from the Pokasjódur verslunarinnar (The Commerce Fund). Further information can be found at
  • Education and information work using the internet (, meetings and birdwatching events for members and the public, publication of magazine and information leaflets


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