The Biodiversity of Iceland
This mission aims at helping to document Icelandic biodiversity. The mission welcomes all your observations of Icelandic wildlife, in all Project Noah categories of organisms. Do not forget to describe the Habitat where the spotting was made. Please try and avoid captive or cultivated species. Sign in to join mission
Iceland’s climate and isolation make it unique in terms of fauna and flora. The only native land mammal prior to human settling is the Arctic fox, and the island counts less than 1300 species of insects. Birds are a significant and most visible part of Icelandic fauna. For some bird species, the national population size is so large that the Icelandic population is a significant part of the European or even the world total population. Icelandic ecosystems and habitats are threatened by reduced woodland, soil erosion and global drivers such as climate change and invasive species.
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