Orri Vigfússon, Icelandic environmentalist, Died at 74


Orri Vigfússon was born on July 10, 1942 and died on July 1, 2017.

He was an Icelandic entrepreneur and environmentalist.

Vigfússon’ s stated objective was to “restore the abundance of wild salmon that formerly existed on both sides of the North Atlantic”.

During 2004 Time magazine named him a “European Hero”.

Vigfússon was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2007 for his efforts on saving endangered species.

During 2008, Orri Vigfússon was elected as a Senior Global Fellow to the Ashoka Fellowship.

Orri died in Reykjavik of lung cancer.

Orri Vigfússon passed away at 74 years old.