Terrestrial fauna

Closeup of a Svalbard reindeer and a Svalbard rock ptarmigan foraging right next to each other.
Photo: Nicolas Lecomte / Norwegian Polar Institute

The indicators for the wildlife on land (the terrestrial fauna) are intended to provide an impression of the state of such life in Svalbard and on Jan Mayen. The monitoring now concerns populations of Svalbard reindeer, arctic foxes and Svalbard ptarmigan.