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Pentti Linkola, a nature lover who established the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation and contributed to nature conservation in Finland as a genuine pioneer, passed away on Sunday, 5 April, at his home in the Ritvala region of Sääksmäki. The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation will honour the life’s work of its founder by starting a fund-raising campaign to commemorate Pentti Linkola by using the proceeds for the purchase of a forest that will be named after him.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired a swampy forest area that goes around the beautiful and wild lake Vähä Särkijärvi in the form of a horseshoe in the Lassila region of Noormarkku.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation has received a fascinating forest area as a gift on the northeastern shore of Lahnajärvi in Jämsä.
Late in 2019 the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation received as a donation a beautiful lakeside forest from Pyhäjärvi Northern Ostrobothnia. The heartfelt wish of the donator, Juhani Tolonen, was that the forest would remain intact for future generations too.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired a forest estate called Kettukallio, which is located within the Tortinmäki region of Paattinen, approximately 25 kilometres away in a northern and northeastern direction from the centre of Turku. We shall submit an application to preserve the forest in accordance with the nature conservation act, regarding its vegetation, organisms, and soil so that they are allowed to flourish in their natural state. After the protection, you are allowed to move freely in the area as well as pick berries and mushrooms there.
In January, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation and the town of Ylöjärvi closed a deal on a forest of many trees in Ylöjärvi. The forest, located a few kilometres northeast of the town center on the Mastosvuori hill north of the Asuntila region, will be protected in memory of Mikko Saarela, a man who was a member of the Eppu Normaali band.
During the current year, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation has set a record with its acquisitions. We bought as many as twenty new areas and additional sections for five areas already protected. We received six areas as a gift.
The heirs of the Järvi-Tarkka farm in Kauhajoki decided to sell the site to the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation in early autumn 2019.
At the end of the summer, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation acquired a forest area of great conservation value, bounded by five different waterways within the Kaamanen region of Inari. The deal was made possible when Sputnik, a company owned by director Aki Kaurismäki and artist Paula Oinonen, donated 100 000 euros for this very purpose.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired an area of 41 hectares called Ahmauksenkorpi in the village of Ahmaus, located in Ulvila. It is an exceptionally wide and unified forest with plenty of decayed wood. To a great extent, it is fern spruce mire by its habitat type.