Through the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, every friend of nature in Finland or abroad can personally be part of the concrete work for the conservation of Finnish old-growth forests. The foundation gives you a chance to protect a piece of old-growth forest in any size you want.
If you protect old-growth forest for at least 50 euros, you can ask the foundation’s office to send you a certificate or a gift card mentioning the size of the conserved area.
Protect a piece of Old-Growth Forest
Welcome to place Finnish primeval forests under conservation with us! In addition to our conservation work, we produce valuable knowledge for environmental centres to use – some of the forests “found” by our volunteers may be directed to the state to place under conservation.
The activities of the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation are mainly based on private donations. That is why we appreciate every single donation – the more we receive donations, the more we can acquire woodland for conservation.
Protect old-growth forest
If you want to support us with a simple donation, please, pay the sum you would like to donate into our account below. Ordinary donations are used for the next forest purchase, which we will inform you about on our website.
Account for Donations:
IBAN FI78 5494 0950 0224 93
We encourage you to use the reference numbers to reduce our bank charges. The reference numbers are:
- 20860 when you want to protect or give a piece of primeval forest as a gift
- 21050 when you want to become a Forest Sponsor (Metsän Kummi)
- 20268 when you want to become a sponsor for the Siberian Jay campaign (Kuukkelimetsän Kummi)
- 20666 when you want to become a sponsor for the mire campaign in Ostrobothnia (Suokummi)
The foundation has already become very experienced in searching for new forests, buying them, and placing them under conservation. Our advantages as a forest protector are our prompt action and flexibility. Our donors are also convinced that the donated funds are only used for the purchase of new forests as well as for the work associated with the purchase – we are currently the only Finnish nationwide foundation exclusively focused on forest conservation. Our activities are clear and concrete – we search, we buy, and we protect. Our supporters can see the protected forest areas grow as a result of their donations.
Other ways to donate
When a friend or someone else close to you is having a birthday, a graduation party, a wedding, or some other special day, you can give the person a very valuable and lasting present. In the name of the person having the celebration, one can start a collection, the proceeds of which can be used to conserve a piece of Finnish old-growth forest. The proceeds can also be allocated for a specific area if possible.
Private businesses are welcome to make donations. It is possible to donate the way the company wants and allocate the money for a specific area, for instance. By agreement, the businesses making donations will have their names printed in the annual publication as well as published on the foundation’s website.
In commemoration of a deceased person, one can start a collection, the proceeds of which will be used for forest conservation through the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation. We aim at allocating the proceeds for a requested area if possible.
You can ask the foundation’s office to send you a card of condolence with a text mentioning the donation made in the name of the deceased person for the conservation of old-growth forests.
A significant part of the foundation’s funds have come and will come through wills. The funds can be channelled for a conservation target determined by the person who has written the will, for instance for a specific province if possible.
Other Ways to Donate
We accept real and movable property, for instance real estates, shares, and securities, as well. The foundation will take care of selling them and using the proceeds for the purchase of conservation areas and for other forest conservation work.
We have received the required licence for the collection on 30th July 2020, the decision registered by the authorities as no. RA/2020/921.
Our rules do not allow to award grants or benefits. All our funds are spent to forest conservation.