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Eight hectares of the original coniferous forest of Koillismaa (“the Northeastern Land”) was protected in late October when the Finnish Natural Heritage Fund purchased a piece of nearly 200 years old forest in Pintamo at the eastern edge of the municipality of Pudasjärvi.
The versatile Kruununmaa farm of eight hectares in the Isoneva region of Alavus has belonged to the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation since the end of August. The purchase was financed by a swamp campaign arranged in cooperation by the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation and the Ostrobothnia district of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation was recently given quite a present. Lauri Hakamies, a private person and nature lover from Vaasa, gave us a forest-covered area called Wikskog from Vetlot, an island in the Vöyri region. The island is surrounded by brackish water close to the delta area of the Vöyrinjoki river. The foundation will protect Wikskog as part of the My Gift to the Hundred-Year-Old campaign celebrating Finland’s centenary.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation purchased a small patch of shady spruce forest in Kokkola, on the west coast, in May. The area of this uniform forest consisting of a single-aged tree stand is 4.3 hectares.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation recently acquired the Haveri farm straight west of the Lampila conservation area in Töysä. This allows us to protect the forest-covered slope as well as the wide forest area hiding behind it, a real source of joy for many donors who had been worried about the future of the forest.
Minister Pertti Salolainen to serve as the campaign's patron.
The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation launches a fund-raising campaign for the Centenary of Finland - would you like to join us in giving Finland a sustainable birthday present? Make a donation and help us achieve (at least) 100 hectares of 100-year-old forest for the 100-year-old Finland.
The Foundation has acquired two nearly intact old-growth forest stands in the Paimela region of Hollola. With the help of a birthday fund-raising campaign arranged by Mr Pertti Salolainen, MP, and his additional donations, we were also able to purchase a third patch, which complements the southern border of one of the Koirasuomäki area.
The largest of the areas protected by the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation expands again as another 42 hectares of the central parts of the Kivisuo mire in Kuusamo were purchased in December.
The Kuovisuo mire and woodland area in Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia, is soon to enjoy an enduring peace as the 41 hectare parcel of land brought by the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation in December 2016 will be protected.
Late summer The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation bought 20 hectares of land near the town of Ivalo in northern Lapland.