Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas

Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas

On 5 December 2018, the Government decided on Finland’s proposal and notification on the expansion of the Natura 2000 network and on the verification of data on Finland’s Natura 2000 areas.

The Government decided to:

propose to the European Commission that the following Natura 2000 areas under the Habitats Directive be expanded: the Archipelago Sea area in the municipality of Kimitoön and the city of Pargas, the Tulliniemi bird protection area in the city of Hanko and the Södra Sandbäck area in the municipality of Kustavi; to

notify the European Commission of the above-mentioned areas proposed for expansion, the Tulliniemi bird protection area and the Archipelago Sea, and of two new areas, the River Siuntiojoki in the municipality of Siuntio and Lake Matalajärvi in the city of Espoo, to be established as Special Protection Areas pursuant to the Bird Directive; and to

verify the scientific data on Finland’s Natura 2000 areas.

The verification of the data involves updating the data on Finland’s Natura 2000 sites to correspond to new data gathered and developments that have taken place in the areas. Similar decisions on updating the data will subsequently be made at regular intervals.

Published 2019-05-09 at 12:04, updated 2019-05-09 at 12:11