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Suden metsä, Kirnukorpi. Kuvaaja: Anneli Jussila

The Suden metsä forest protected in Pälkäne

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation acquired in June a forest area of many faces in the Pirkanmaa region. The name of the forest, Suden metsä, means A Wolf’s Forest, and it is located by the Korkeusvuori area in Pälkäne with its many forest types: barren heath with pines, fresh heath with spruces as well as…
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Matti Aalto Luonnonperintösäätiö

Matti Aalto becomes chairman of the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation

Matti Aalto has been elected chairman of the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation. Mr Aalto has a long experience of nature and environmental issues through his work in the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and BirdLife Finland. He has been a board member in the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation since 2019. He is an engineer with…
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Lehtoranta

A new area protected in Kymenlaakso

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation purchased a versatile forest estate in the Onkamaa village of Hamina in the spring, the site being named Lehtoranta according to the wish of the person representing the heirs, the one who also sold the area. The new conservation area contains a variety of forest types, such as exposed heath…
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Keitaan eteläpuolta.

A new conservation area spreads out in Noormarkku

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 middle section is made up of swamp, surrounded by the old and versatile heath forests of the mineral-rich lands higher up.…
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Aikalankangas

Aikalankangas donated and protected in Jämsä

The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation has received a fascinating forest area as a gift on the northeastern shore of Lahnajärvi in Jämsä. The area belongs to the Aikala house, part of the Hietaranta family property, which has served as the Itkonen family’s summer address for several decades. Aikalankangas was donated to the Finnish Natural Heritage…
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Pentti Linkola Haverinlammella

Pentti Linkola’s legacy lives on

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. It was Pentti Linkola who established the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation in 1995, and he continued to…
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Pyhäjärvi

A spruce forest by the lake protected

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 forest of Aarnikangas consists of four hectares of over 100 old spruce forest as well…
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Kettukallio

A new area protected in Southwest Finland

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,…
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Mastosvuori. Kuvaaja: Anneli Jussila

A forest protected in memory of Mikko Saarela in Ylöjärvi

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…
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