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On the Green Map:

Arctic Fox

The arctic fox is a small carnivore with a circumpolar arctic distribution. The species is characteristic of the Arctic but is also found in Iceland where it is the only native terrestrial mammal. Here we map some distribution and information and service providers.

National Park

Protected areas, owned and established by a National Government, on land considered outstanding in landscape, wildlife or cultural heritage. They welcome visitors and provide facilities to experience and learn about their special qualities. Icelandic National Parks are mostly characterized by volcanic landscape, glaciers, lava flows or geological formations.
Cat. II – acc. to IUCN classification.

Eco Tourism

Tourism company or institute that has received an environmental prize, operates as a Green hostel, has achieved the environmental standard of Vakinn, or has internationally approved environmental certification such as the Earth Check or the Nordic Swan.

Certifications. Labels and Awards:

EarthCheck Gold Certified

EarthCheck (formerlly ‘Green Globe 21’) science and systems today power some of the world’s most comprehensive environmental programs across a wide range of industry sectors. EarthCheck technology is used to underpin brands such as Green Globe where EarthCheck through its wholly owned subsidiary Green Globe Asia Pacific, which has been licensed to use the Green Globe brand since 1999 and currently has exclusive rights to the brand in the Asia Pacific and non exclusive rights in the rest of the world. EarthCheck now operates as an independent company operating its own benchmarking and certification standard which has been built to meet the new reporting and compliance standards demanded of a carbon constrained world.

Exclusively owned by EC3 Global, EarthCheck is now trusted by more than 1000 organisations in over 60 countries and used by some of the biggest names in the business. It provides a means to independently calculate Scopes One, Two and Three emissions and improve operational efficiencies.  Importantly EarthCheck reports are verified by an international network of independent auditors.