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Welcome to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History

The primary role of the IINH is to conduct basic research on the zoology, botany and geology of Iceland; to handle systematic documentation of nature in Iceland; and to preserve research findings and specimens in scientific collections. It is charged with maintaining an overview and providing advice and instruction on nature conservation and natural resource allocation. Read more

Red Lists

Red Lists are inventories of species that are threatened or at risk of extinction in a given country or region. The criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are used in preparing Red Lists. Read more