The Vega islands World Heritage on he Norwegian coast is a case of coastal development and conservation.
The islands bear testimony to a distinctive frugal way of life based on fishing and the harvesting of the down of eider ducks, in an inhospitable environment.
The archipelago reflects the way fishermen/farmers have, over the past 1500 years, maintained a sustainable living and celebrates the contribution of women to eiderdown harvesting.
For information: The Vega Islands as Word Heritage (the link leads to another site)
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