Repoveden kansallispuisto
Repovesi National Park © Markus Sirkka / Image Bank of the Environmental Administration

Do you know what everyman's rights are?                  

Public access rights, or so-called everyman's rights, give everyone in Finland the chance to the recreational use of natural areas freely and without payment. Everyman's rights apply regardless of who owns or occupies an area.

Everyman’s rights allow you, for example, to freely roam in nature, enjoy water activities and pick berries or mushrooms. However, you must not damage the environment or disturb others. Read more about everyman's rights

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

Survey: Society’s Commitment to Sustainability also benefits participants' own organisations

According to a new survey, operators that have made a commitment to sustainable development are very satisfied with the results of the commitment. Four out of five operators that have made commitments reported that their implementation has benefited their organisation and that sustainable development is now understood to mean concrete measures.
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Latest news of the Finnish Environment Institute

R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel

The marine research vessel Aranda will be renovated to meet the needs of future marine research in the Baltic Sea. The renovation reduces the vessel’s operating costs, increases its energy efficiency and reduces its emissions.


Second home tourism in Finland
Perceptions of citizens and municipalities on state and development of second home tourism

Second homes are an important part of Finnish leisure, mobility and rural policy. There are 499,000 second homes in Finland according to the official statistics, but this number is probably underestimated and over half of the Finns actually use the leisure opportunities offered by second homes.  Read more


Earth Day marks 25th anniversary  -> PEER News April 2015