Research Co-operation of Metsähallitus
Metsähallitus is responsible for the conservation and monitoring of many threatened habitats and species protected by EU directives. To make the best decisions more factual information based on research is needed.
However, Metsähallitus is not a research institute and therefore co-operation with research institutes and universitiesis very important for us. Parks & Wildlife Finland (former Natural Heritage Services) is working as a partner in projects with many research institutes and universities.
To best research and monitor nature conservation projects, cooperation with organisations has to span a long period and be continuous. Research institutes working on government budgets are best able to offer such continuity. Short-term research teams at universities can bring new innovative ideas to the table.
Research co-operation is active in the field of nature tourism as well.
Research co-operation is based on agreements between Metsähallitus and organisations.