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.