The Norwegian Zoological Society

The Norwegian Zoological Society (Norsk Zoologisk Forening; NZF) was founded in 1946 and is the only NGO in Norway covering all groups of animals, from insects and crustaceans to mammals and birds.


The society is open for all individuals interested in zoology - amateurs as well as professional zoologists. The society's main aims are inform the public, as well as the authorities, about wildlife in Norway and to work for the conservation of wild animals and their habitats.

NZF has seven local divisions around the country that arrange their own field trips and meetings.

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

Areas covered

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