Projects of Metsähallitus
The major projects of Metsähallitus include planning of management of wide areas and developing nature conservation and nature tourism. The management plans are regularly updated together with the public and stakeholders.
Parks & Wildlife Finland is a unit of Metsähallitus, acting yearly in about hundred projects ranging from international co-operation to maintaining valuable old buildings. We benefit from financing from the European Union i.g. in projects enhancing nature conservation and sustainable nature tourism.
The largest ongoing projects led by Parks & Wildlife Finland are financied from the EU LIFE fund.
- Light & Fire LIFE: protecting the biodiversity of sunlit habitats (2014–2020)
- Freshabit LIFE IP: improving the ecological status of inland water bodies (2016–2022)
- WildForestReindeerLIFE: reintroducing wild forest reindeer to its native habitat in Central Finland (2016–2023; www.suomenpeura.fi)
- Hydrology LIFE: conservation of peatlands and bird lakes (2017–2023)
- Beetles LIFE: restoration of current and future habitats of endangered beetle species (2018–2023)
- Flying Squirrel LIFE: improving the protection of the flying squirrel in Finland and Estonia (2018–2025)
- CoastNet LIFE: restoring habitats in coastal areas and archipelago (2018–2025)