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Kotisalo, Liperi.

The Kotisalo forest in Liperi protected through a special fund-raising campaign

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired for protection a forest area by the side of a popular outdoor recreation route in the Liperi region of North Karelia, approximately 20 kilometres from Joensuu. The forest is almost entirely abundant with trees, being made up of an old pine stand growing on a heath of lingonberry …

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Puroniitty

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation inherited a large forest area from Vieremä

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation inherited a valuable testamentary donation from Vieremä, a municipality located in Northern Savonia, Finland. Mr. Veikko Savolainen, who died last spring, left to the foundation a large forest estate. The Puroniitty nature reserve covers whopping 105 hectares in size and the property has now been protected for the generations to …

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Järvenranta. Kuvaaja: Mikko Hovila

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation purchased a forest area in Taivassalo

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation purchased a forest area of approximately eight hectares in the municipality of Taivassalo, which is located within a historical region in Southwest Finland, the site being named Järvenranta. “The conservation area is locked inside the most diverse vegetation zone in our country, the so-called oak zone in the southwesternmost part …

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Luonnonperintösäätiö Rotkovuori suojelualue Jämsä

In honour of Runeberg – Rotkovuori protected in Jämsä

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently purchased two forest areas, Takkula and Aittopää, located next to each other by Lake Aittojärvi in the Korttee village of Jämsä. The new conservation area of approximately twenty hectares will be called Rotkovuori. Its forests of many trees are standing at the foot of a mountain with the same …

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Luonnonperintösäätiö Niemenkangas Suojelualue

Part of Upper Kainuu’s history was placed under protection in Suomussalmi

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation has for the purpose of establishing a conservation area acquired a forest of more than twenty hectares on the Niemenkangas area by Lake Vuokkijärvi in Suomussalmi. Niemenkangas is the foundation’s seventh conservation area in the Kainuu region. The conservation area is part of the former Vuokkiniemi estate, which was deserted …

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Luonnonperintösäätiön suojelujohtaja Anneli Jussilla. Kuva: Matti Ojanperä.

A new conservation area in North Karelia

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired a small estate on Kukkovaara and its slopes close to the eastern border in North Karelia, the site being the foundation’s easternmost conservation area so far. Jukka Malinen, representing the heirs, contacted the foundation himself, which enabled us to close the deal without any agents. The area will …

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Luonnonperintösäätiö Gästans Luonnonsuojelualue

The foundation given magnificent forests for a gift

During the course of the autumn, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation has received two areas for a gift, one from the Gästans island of Snappertuna in the Uusimaa region, the other from the Sevettijärvi area of Inari. The Gästans island off Raasepori is like a stepping stone between the outer archipelago and the middle islands: …

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Porin keidas.

A forest in Pori to be named after Partioaitta

The Environment Bonus donated by Partioaitta to the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, a total of 55,313 euros, was allocated to the Keidas forest, which will be named after Partioaitta. This site of approximately fifty-two hectares is located in the Lassila region of Noormarkku in Pori. The northern section includes half of the swampy shore of …

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Luonnonperintösäätiö Tiitiäisen metsä suojelualue

A forest named Tiitiäisen metsä is founded in Ylöjärvi

In honour of Kirsi Kunnas, an author, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation and the publishing house WSOY have founded a conservation area called Tiitiäisen metsä in Ylöjärvi, and we raise funds for the area through donations and a poem collection also called Tiitiäisen metsä. The book contains some of the most beloved poems by Kunnas, …

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