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Background The Finnish forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) is a subspecies of the large and widespread reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) population. The (sub)speciation took place during the last ice age, and since then, there have been major changes in the Finnish forest reindeer’s range. Once commonplace in Fennoscandia and North-western Russia, b ...
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Background Freshwater habitats are among the most threatened habitat types globally. In the 2007-2012 conservation status assessment of the EU Habitats Directive (Article 17), none of the freshwater, coastal, and groundwater dependent wetland habitats in Europe fully met favourable conservation status, and most are in unfavourable conservation status. Alm ...
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Background Under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive, EU Members States are required to periodically report on the conservation status of Annex I natural habitat types and Annex II species that fall within their territory. The Finnish country report for the period 2001-2006 assessed the overall conservation status of 18 out of 19 Annex I natural habit ...
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Description (EN): This project develops planning tools that enhance the use of participatory techniques, and gives assistance for decision makers concerning land use planning and natural resource governance. Concretely, the development of participatory tools such as participatory GIS (PPGIS) is needed. Until now, these tools have been developed for urban areas and utilized successfu ...
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Apply Skills And Conserve Our Environment With New Tools (ASCENT)

Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

Description (EN): The ASCENT project will bring together Local and Environmental Authorities to collectively address the environmental challenges facing the conservation and enhancement of Areas of Natural beauty in the partner regions. The ASCENT project will develop management plans across the programme area to assist Local Authorities and other stakeholders to monitor these sites ...
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... . TowardsLCS is a consortium of nine partners from three countries including three academic institutions and six local, regional or national organizations: FINLAND 1. University of Eastern Finland 2. Metsähallitus, the Parks & Wildlife Finland (national public body) 3. Regional Council of North Karelia (regional public body) POLAND 4. Adam Mickiewicz University 5. Miejska Pracownia Urbanistyczna ( ...
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Safeguarding the Saimaa Ringed Seal (LIFE Saimaa Seal)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2018,

Background Once widespread in Finland, the Saimaa ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is now found only in the Saimaa fragmented freshwater lake complex. With a small population of about 310 seals, it is probably the world’s most endangered seal species and is categorized by the IUCN as Critically Endangered. In Annex II of the Habitats Directive, it ...
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Background The natural state of mires in Finland has deteriorated as a result of large-scale drainage, the consequent overgrowing of open mires and the isolation of pristine mires. Large-scale drainage has also significantly increased environmental loading (i.e. the leaching of nutrients, suspended solids and organic matter from peatlands to downstream wa ...
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Slow Adventure In Northern Territories (SAINT)

Start date: Apr 13, 2015, End date: Apr 12, 2018,

Description (EN): Slow Adventures in Northern Territories (SAINT) will work with SMEs to make them more aware of how to capitalise on the business opportunities in guided slow adventure experiences, offering simple nature-based, immersive journeys, living and travelling in wild places, through marketing to new, distant customer markets.  Nothern Europes wide-open, wild spaces provid ...
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Ex-Situ Conservation of Finnish Native Plant Species (ESCAPE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

Background Ex-situ conservation methods offer protected conditions to help build up stocks of endangered species prior to their release into the wild to restore and bolster habitats or populations at risk. An ex-situ action plan for the conservation of threatened native plants taxa in Finland was developed by the LIFE 'VACCIA' (LIFE07 ENV/FIN/000141) pr ...
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Volunteering and Exploring Finnish Nature at Koli National Park

Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2017,

This EVS project "Volunteering and Exploring Finnish Nature in Koli National Park" will give a unique possibility for 4 European volunteers to work and learn in the middle of the most beautiful Finnish nature. The project takes place in the Koli National Park, situated in Lieksa in the Eastern Finland. There will be volunteers arriving in two shifts: volunteers from Latvia and Ukraine arrive in Au ...
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Background The lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus) is an Annex I species of the Birds Directive, classified as ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN Red List. The global population trend for the species has shown rapid decline (30-49%) during the period 1998-2008, accompanied by breeding range fragmentation. The wild population of the goose in the Fennos ...
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Background One of the main threats to natural habitats in Finland is the drastic change in forests caused by modern forestry management practices. According to the Finnish assessment of the conservation status of the habitats of the Habitats Directive, 70% of forest habitat types are threatened. Most of the herb-rich forest habitat types were evaluated as ...
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Background Noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) is an endangered endemic species in Europe and in Finland and is listed as ‘vulnerable’ in the IUCN red list. The last abundant native crayfish stocks in Europe are located in the southern and northern parts of Finland and Sweden. The crayfish plays a significant role in Finnish aquatic ecosystems. Stocks of ...
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Background According to the recent international assessment on peatlands, biodiversity and climate change, peatlands are critical for biodiversity conservation; they support many specialised species and unique habitat types, and may provide a refuge for species that are suffering as a result of climate change. Moreover, peatlands are the most efficient te ...
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Kainuu-Karelia’s wild forest reindeer population is declining and cross-border cooperation is needed for solving the problems. The objective is to safeguard the wild forest reindeer by updating the status of Karelia’s wild forest reindeer population and establishing the cooperation between the game animal researchers. ...
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The project aims to produce well-being for people living in the Koillismaa and Karelia regions in Finland and Russia by ensuring sustainable use and healthy status of the migratory brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in the Oulanka River system. The goal will be achieved by developing, through collaboration of Finnish and Russian stakeholders, a model for the joint management of the trout popul ...
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Objective of the projectOverall objective of the project is to safeguard unique natural and cultural values of protected areas located in Karelia region which benefits both high-quality international nature and culture tourism and raise wellbeing of local residents.Specific objective of the project is to improve facilities of protected areas located in Karelia region in order to serve visitors bet ...
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Arctic Biological, Cultural and Geological heritage (ABCGheritage)

Start date: Mar 22, 2012, End date: Dec 21, 2014,

The objective of the project is to raise awareness of the protected areas and recreational areas on the region known as the Green Balt of Fennoscandia. The areas offer potential in many ways. There is, e.g. a growing interest on geology, growing interest on and knowledge of sustainable utilization of natural resources in tourism, and these possibilities have not yet been utilized. Especially they ...
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The aim of the project is to link the findings of the project to the outcomes of the earlier projects to support decision making by producing tools for marine spatial planning and management, including demonstrating a prototype of a marine spatial planning tool for decision making at an international, national and regional level. The aim is to test the possibilities of current technology to produc ...
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Eco-efficient tourism

Start date: Apr 18, 2012, End date: Apr 17, 2014,

Objective of the projectTo make Euregio Karelia region more attractive for tourists through gradual leveling of quality of the services provided to tourists on two sides of the borderMain activities• Development of models for sustainable management of actively visited tourism destinations• Development and introduction of environmentally sustainable technological solutions for facilitation of speci ...
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Quality for Crossborder practises in ecotourism (Quality-CET)

Start date: Apr 5, 2014, End date: Apr 4, 2014,

Objective of the project The aim of the Quality-CET project was to establish a unified region with recognized common nature and cultural values and methods of promotion and visitor services in the nature tourism. Main activities• Increasing tourism-related know-how and customer service capacity• Strengthening cooperation and enhancing suistainability of tourism throughout a network of four cross-b ...
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Forestry impact and water management in Torne International River Basin

Start date: Dec 31, 2010, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

The goal is a concrete and detailed action plan that can be used by regional authorities, municipalities, associations of fish and fisheries at the restoration of streams affected by forestry. The action plan should be anchored among local and regional actors along the Torne River so that future action will work as efficiently as possible. Another target is to harmonize the national assessment too ...
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Background Marine habitats have greatly regressed in the Baltic Sea due to extensive eutrophication and the influence of increased amounts of toxic substances. The Finnish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was established recently, after the designation of the Natura 2000 network, and only a few preliminary surveys of underwater habitat types have been made i ...
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Sustainable and balanced planning, management and utilisation of coastal areas and key areas of biodiversity and water protection is a crucial challenge in the CB-area. Different sectors are executing various plans but interdisciplinary cross-sector and cross-border approaches and comparison of scenarios are almost missing. It requires effort to identify and enhance ecosystem services that coastal ...
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Nature and Nurture of the Northern Baltic Sea (NANNUT)

Start date: Sep 30, 2009, End date: Jul 31, 2012,

The coastline of the Northern Baltic sea constitutes of a mosaic of islands and bays with a very heterogeneous submerged landscape.The archipelago of Finland,Åland and Sweden is naturally nutrient rich and very productive with unique and species rich flora community.The shallow bays and shelterd archipelago areas are also important for the reproduction of a number of fish species and provide the f ...
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Background Areas along the River Kokemäenjoki in Southwest Finland, from the river's ancient estuaries to the present estuary, including Lake Puurijärvi, Preiviikinlahti and Kokemäenjoen suisto, are among the most important for bird protection in Finland. They have been assessed as internationally valuable wetlands in many contexts. A number of species ...
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In preparing the project, the intention to identify appropriate partners in the North Calotte area in Finland, Norway and Sweden and to investigate their ability and willingness to participate in the actual project. In preparing the project also includes a visit by the promoters of all partner candidates and help with the planning of tasks and budgets.
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Background Mires are one of the most important habitat types in terms of conservation of biodiversity in northern Europe. In Finland and Lapland, aapa mires represent the most diverse type of habitat occurring on peat lands. In addition to the broad diversity of habitat types, aapa mires are specifically important for conserving diverse avifauna. They are ...
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Marine protected areas in the Eastern Baltic Sea (Baltic MPAs)

Start date: Aug 1, 2005, End date: Nov 30, 2009,

Background The Baltic Sea is a unique and fragile marine ecosystem hosting many species and habitats of European and global interest, including the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri) which has its own European Species Action Plan. It is believed that the by-catch of birds and seals in fishing nets is a problem in the Baltic Sea and assumed that habitat ...
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Background Many bird lakes in Finland suffer from the combined effects of overgrowth due to lack of management, heavy predation resulting from increasing numbers of small predators, such as mink and raccoon dogs, and conflicting land use. This project targeted four SPAs in the region of Pirkanmaa. Although the lakes are not large (a total of 391 hectares) ...
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Oulanka-Paanajärvi – wilderness, experiences and well-being (Tacis)

Start date: Jul 31, 2006, End date: Jul 31, 2008,

... ion, guide training was organised, which was completed already during the project by eight guides from the companies cooperating with Oulanka National Park and two customer service specialists from Metsähallitus. The material for the training was placed in a teaching folder and onto a CD. The training and the associated certification are used as examples for later training by Metsähallitus.
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Background The project targeted the conservation of forests and mires in 13 Natura 2000 sites in Koillismaa and Kainuu in eastern Finland. The sites form part of the regional “green belt” – an extensive network of forests, mires and fells in Finland, Russia and Norway. The close proximity of these sites to the Russian border is particularly import ...
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Coastal Sustainability as a Challenge (COASTSUST)

Start date: Jan 11, 2005, End date: Jan 10, 2008,

The coastal areas of the Baltic Sea are facing new challenges and pressures. The problems are often the same on the coasts and in different coastal national parks and biosphere reserves, and that is why, not only local, but also transnational cooperation and communication is needed. The main goal of the project was to strengthen the cooperation and information exchange between the protected areas ...
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Restoration of boreal forests and forest-covered mires (Boreal forests)

Start date: Dec 1, 2002, End date: Dec 31, 2007,

Background Boreal natural forests, esker forests and bog woodlands are considered priority habitats under the Habitats Directive due to their scarcity in the EU. Southern and western Finland in particular has few such forest ecosystems remaining, as most have been substantially modified or replaced by commercial forest operations. Yet even so, their conse ...
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Background The Russian Federation has a system of protected areas (PAs) of different status – federal, regional, and municipal. Many of the existing and proposed PAs are of national and global value because of their fragile landscapes, key biotopes and habitats, and rare, endangered, and overexploited species. A number of PAs have international status ...
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Oulanka-Paanajärvi – wilderness, experiences and well-being (Interreg)

Start date: Aug 31, 2005, End date: Dec 30, 2007,

... ition, guide training was organised, which wascompleted already during the project by eight guides from the companies cooperating with Oulanka National Parkand two customer service specialists from Metsähallitus. The material for the training was placed in a teaching folderand onto a CD. The training and the associated certification are used as examples for later training by Metsähallitus.
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Lighthouse Tourism in the Archipelagos of South-West Finland and Estonia

Start date: Mar 31, 2007, End date: Dec 30, 2007,

Lighthouses are interesting tourist resorts, but often difficult to reach. This project will create connections between the various actors administering, exploiting and developing the lighthouses, in order to make the lighthouses easier to reach. This process includes producing directions to the lighthouses. In addition, new products for lighthouse travelling will be produced in Finland and in Est ...
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BALANCE – or in full “Baltic Sea Management–Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Ecosystem through Spatial Planning” – is an INTERREG III B co-funded project aimed towards development of informed marine management tools for the Baltic Sea based on spatial planning and cross-sectoral and transnational co-operation.BALANCE is organised into 5 work packages (WPs) which will identify ...
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The main focus in the BIRD project was to increase rural development in areas with attractive bird rich wetlands, nature reserves and cultural landscapes. 35 joining partners in 6 Baltic countries have localized areas where a quality secured eco tourism has good assumptions to expand. The six joining countries and numbers of partners are: Estonia (5), Finland (5), Germany (1), Latvia (2), Lithuani ...
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