This part contains information on biological diversity, protected and endangered species in Finland, as well as their monitoring, natural habitats and their restauration, geological features and landscapes.

Biological diversity is defined as species diversity, the genetic variation within a species, and ecosystem diversity. Human well-being depends on diverse nature.

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Cormorant in island

Finland cormorant population decreased slightly

Approximately 25,700 cormorant nests were counted in Finnish sea areas in the summer of 2019. This represents a decrease of 4%, or 1,000 nests, in comparison to the previous year. With the cormorant nest population already nearing its natural peak, hunting by the white-tailed eagle is also reducing the cormorant population.
Press releases and news of the Finnish Environment Institute
Press releases and news of the Ministry of the Environment
Published 2013-05-14 at 16:07, updated 2019-06-18 at 10:43