arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next

Wildlife in planned "Raet National Park": Silver-necked Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo)

What the attractive wildlife is in African national parks (the "Silverbacks"; Gorillas) can become the "Silvernecks" on the rocks of the planned "Raet National Park" on the coast of Aust Agder in Norway. The Ministry of Climate and Environment has given the governor (Fylkesmann) of Aust Agder the mandate to establish the marine park at the coast of the municipalities Arendal, Tvedestrand and Grimstad until 2016. In Norway cormorant is a traditional game bird. Each year ca. 10,000 cormorants are shot to be eaten. In North Norway, cormorants are traditionally seen as semi-sacred. It is regarded as good luck to have cormorants gather near your village or settlement. An old legend states that people who die far out at sea, their bodies never recovered, spend eternity on the island Utrøst – which can only occasionally be found by mortals. The inhabitants of Utrøst can only visit their homes in the shape of cormorants. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/2855

Year: 2016

From album: Raet National Park

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa Arendal birds Norway Raet National Park

Photos included in same album

View all media