Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Press release | Published: 2017-02-09

The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in th......

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National park to Hossa to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Press release | Published: 2016-12-15

The Government has given a legislative proposal concerning the designation of areas in Hossa, Suomussalmi as the 40th national park in Finland. The new national park is part of Finland’s centenary ce......

Nature > National park to Hossa to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Be enchanted by northern nature in a photography exhibition, introducing the unique nature of the Barents Region!
Press release | Published: 2015-04-16

A photography exhibition featuring Barents Region’s nature opens today in Oulu. The exhibition is part of international cooperation on nature conservation in the Barents Region....

Nature > Be enchanted by northern nature in a photography exhibition, introducing the unique nature of the Barents Region!
Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection
Press release | Published: 2014-09-09

The construction and restoration of wetlands can improve the living conditions of bird populations. According to a recent study, grazing is the single most important maintenance method for wetlands, d......

Nature > Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection
New recommendations promote nature conservation in Barents Region
Press release | Published: 2013-12-11

Coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute, the Barents Protected Area Network (BPAN) project involved an analysis of the current status of and gaps in the network of protected areas in the Bare......

Nature > New recommendations promote nature conservation in Barents Region
Ministers of the Environment meeting in Inari discussed conservation of natural areas and climate change in the Barents Region
Press release | Published: 2013-12-05

Numerous areas of high conservation value in the Barents Region are still unprotected. The meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council’s Ministers of the Environment presented new recommendations for ......

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Nature > Ministers of the Environment meeting in Inari discussed conservation of natural areas and climate change in the Barents Region
Natura 2000 areas in Finland
Content page | Published: 2016-06-30

The Natura 2000 network aims to protect natural diversity. In Finland, around 5 million hectares are covered by the network. Three quarters of the area is land and one quarter is water. The ...

Nature > Protected areas > Natura 2000 areas in Finland
Protected areas
Content page | Published: 2017-01-26

The network of protected areas in Finland covers the whole country. The aim of protected areas is to secure the natural features, conserve natural diversity and protect national landscapes, as well a...

Nature > Protected areas
Compiled information on the most valuable nature areas in northwest Russia
Press release | Published: 2013-09-11

The majority of the boreal forest zone's primeval forest and natural mires are located in Russia. As a result of extensive cooperation between Finland and Russia, the most valuable nature areas in nor......

Nature > Compiled information on the most valuable nature areas in northwest Russia