The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation is a non-governmental organization that promotes the protection of old growth forests. The foundation has been active since its establishment in 1995 purchasing old untouched forests with donation funds and applying for a permanent protection for them according to the Nature Conservation Act. In Finland, a mere four percent of the forests in the southern half of the country is under legal protection. This is why the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation’s primary goal is to purchase forest sites from southern and central Finland.

When searching for appropriate sites, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation focuses on old forests that haven’t been cut and host a high degree of biodiversity. Generally speaking, the trees in a suitable forest represent numerous species and different life stages from saplings to full-grown trees and decaying ones.

In order to find suitable sites, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation collaborates with public authorities represented by the regional environmental centres.

The office of The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation is situated in Hämeenlinna.

Contact details

DONATIONS:  IBAN FI78 5494 0950 0224 93

Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation (Luonnonperintösäätiö)
Palokunnankatu 20 B
FI-13100 Hämeenlinna

Managing Director Pepe Forsberg (Mr), 
tel. +358 (0)50 552 2588
[email protected]

The board


Matti Aalto

Ympäristöasiantuntija, diplomi-insinööri, filosofian maisteri


Mikko Hovila

Maanviljelijä, MMM agronomi

Board member

Heli Jutila

Ympäristöasiantuntija, filosofian tohtori, MBA, kasvitieteilijä

Board member

Anni Kytömäki

Luontokartoittaja, kirjailija

Board member

Reidar Palmgren


Board member

Minna Pyykkö

Luontotoimittaja, kuvataiteilija, Helsingin yliopiston kunniatohtori

Board member

Risto Sulkava

Biologi, filosofian tohtori

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