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A million bird observations confirm that northern species are rapidly retreating northward

Bird populations in Finland have shifted northward by an average of 45 km between the 1970s and the 2010s due, in particular, to climate change. Image: Petri Ahlroth Read more

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The state of the environment indicators now at environment.fi

Ympäristön tilan indikaattorit, noston kuvaThe indicators on the Finnish environment can now be found at environment.fi. The indicators cover eight different themes and are used to show the state of the Finnish environment, to reveal trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken.  You can find both nationwide as well as regional information on the indicator pages. The information is updated regularly. Read more

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

Green Belt of Fennoscandia is developed now – join in and participate!

2014-04-15
The Green Belt of Fennoscandia will be developed into a model area where sustainable development is supported through transboundary cooperation. The Ministry of the Environment of Finland project invites now stakeholders to regional workshops to generate ideas on the future of the unique nature’s sites of the Green Belt and activities around them.
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PhD thesis on the little-known Arctic comb jelly found in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic

2014-04-10
One of the world's oldest animal species, the comb jellies – which have inhabited the seas for millions of years – have kept their secrets up to the present day. In her PhD thesis, which she is due to defend on 11 April, researcher Sanna Majaneva has studied the life of the Arctic ctenophore Mertensia ovum, or the Arctic comb jelly, which is found in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic.
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Nature

Nature film from Komi, Russia

Komi yhteistyö The film “On the trail of northern winds” will take you on a trip to explore distant intact forests and magical landscapes of the Komi Republic in Russian. SYKE gave expertise to local filmmakers to produce the first nature film from Komi nature. Hop in! More

Events

Gulf of Finland Year 2014Gof 2014 logo

Gulf of Finland Year 2014 is a common project of Estonian, Russian and Finnish experts. The goal is to produce new information on the status of the Gulf of Finland. Throughout the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 there are over one hundred events for researchers, educators, decision makers and the general public.

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Publications

The state of the environment in Finland 2013

The State of the Environment in Finland 2013 is a compact review of the state of the environment in Finland in 2013. It brings together the most important indicators which can be used to assess the state of the Finnish environment, to reveal trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken. Read more