Varanger Fjord lies at the very northern tip of mainland Europe, in the Finnmark region of Norway. It is a famous wildlife and birdwatching destination. It is a sparsely populated land of uplands, glaciers and tundra with a rich and accessible Arctic birdlife. It can be a harsh place but in spring large numbers of sea-duck gather along the coast, including beautiful Steller's Eiders and King Eiders as well as skuas and gulls. Gyr Falcon is another key bird here and there are grouse on the tundra. Mammals include Arctic Fox and various cetaceans in the waters of the fjord. But luck with the weather is always needed here. Varanger is also an area where the 'Northern Lights' can be watched.
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The full title of this original book by Peter Lynch is Wildlife & Conservation Volunteering: The Complete Guide, and it is just that. It details over 50 conservation organisations and companies, includes accounts from actual volunteers, tips on how to raise funds and obtain permits and all kinds of advice on where to go and which projects to join. A must for anyone who wants to get involved in wildlife conservation. Published by Bradt.