The fundament of the present activities of Nordøstgrønlandsk Kompagni Nanok's in the National Park is Østgrønlandsk Fangstkompagni Nanok A/S (ØFNAS), which was founded in 1929 with the purpose of exploiting the natural resources in Northeast Greenland. In practical this was trapping of Arctic foxes. ØFNAS ceased its trapping in 1952. In 1990 ØFNAS was terminated, and Mogens Graae - a former trapper from 1946 to 1948 and director of ØFNAS since 1976 - took over the assets.
In 1991 a group – with Mogens Graae as centre – founded Nordøstgrønlandsk Kompagni Nanok (NANOK). They realized that the legislation of the National Park did not include any proactive protection of the historical remains (stations and huts) in Northeast Greenland. The group therefore decided to take a private initiative to save some of these. If not, the old buildings would disappear in a near future. NANOK was established as a non-profit company.
The board of NANOK has seven members:
Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen (director) Jens Erik Schultz Søren Andersen Tommy Pedersen Martin Reenberg Palle Vagn Norit Søren Rysgaard
Every year NANOK makes a field report, which briefly describes, what we have accomplished during the summer. The report is available at Nanoks homepage : http://home4.inet.tele.dk/petersm/nanoke.html If you wish to know more about NKN’s activities, or if you wish to support us in any way, please contact: NORDØSTGRØNLANDSK KOMPAGNI NANOK Rosenhøjvej 10 - DK-8410 Rønde - Denmark
Further information about North East Greenland can be found at: · Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen: Nordøstgrønland 1908-60, fangstmandsperionen. Aschehoug 2001