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Arctic Biodiversity Through the Lens

Anatoly Kochnev
Anatoly Kochnev

“Arctic Biodiversity Through the Lens”, a photography exhibit displaying the beauty of the Arctic, will open in Akureyri, Iceland, Friday July 31 at the Hof Cultural building at 14:00.


The exhibition consists of photographs from across the Arctic and displays the winning images from a photography competition held by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council.


The exhibit also displays key findings from the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, the first overall assessment of Arctic biodiversity. Over 250 scientists across the world participated in the generation of the assessment.


The exhibit is held in cooperation with a strong network of institutions and companies located in Akureyri, which focus on Arctic issues.


  • ·   Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson, Mayor of Akureyri, will open the exhibit
  • ·   Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, will say a few words about the active Arctic network operating in Akureyri
  • ·    Kári Fannar Lárusson, Program Officer from CAFF, will say a few words CAFF, the photography competition and the story behind selected images.