Wildlife Service Finland

Wildlife Service Finland operates in three regions and four teams.

Management of Wildlife Service Finland

Wildlife Service Finland is managed by the Director of Game and Fisheries together with a management group. The group consists of Game and Fisheries Managers, specialists who lead the four teams and other key specialists.

Jukka Bisi

Director, Wildlife Service Finland

Metsähallitus
(Virastokatu 8)
89200 Puolanka

Tel. 0206396611

Leave of absence. Deputy till 1.7.2021 Erkki Turtinen.

Executive Secretary: Helena Pallari, tel. 0206394202

Pirjo Ilvesviita

Game and Fisheries Manager, Lapland

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 8016 (Ounasjoentie 6)
96101 Rovaniemi

Tel. 0206397123

Erkki Turtinen

Game and Fisheries Manager, Ostrobothnia and Kainuu

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 81 (Veteraanikatu 5)
90101 Oulu

Tel. 0206396616

Jussi Viitanen

Game and Fisheries Manager, Southern Finland

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 94 (Ratatie 11)
01301 Vantaa

Tel. 0206394584

Ahti Putaala

Specialist, hunting

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
P.O. Box 81 (Veteraanikatu 5)
90101 Oulu

Tel. +358 20 6396619

Mika Laakkonen

Specialist, fishing

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 94 (Ratatie 11)
01301 Vantaa

Tel. 0206397675

Juha M Ahonen

Specialist, wilderness supervision

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 8016 (Ounasjoentie 6)
96101 Rovaniemi

Tel. 0206397060

Jari Haarala

Information Systems Manager

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 81 (Veteraanikatu 5)
90101 Oulu

Tel. 0206396239

Hannaleena Aarnio

Development Manager

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
PL 81 (Veteraanikatu 5)
90101 Oulu

Tel. 0206396621

Aku Ahlholm

Communications Manager

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
P.O BOX 81 (Veteraanikatu 5)
90101 Oulu

Tel. 0206394660

Ritva Aho

Service Manager

Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
(Ståhlberginkatu 2-4 )
85800 Haapajärvi

Tel. 0206396758

Teams

Hunting and fishing teams are responsible for the planning of sustainable hunting and fishing as well as game and fisheries management in state-owned areas.

The wilderness supervision team consists of 11 regional game and fisheries wardens. Their work entails the supervision of fishing, hunting and off-road traffic.

The communications and customer service team maintains the Eräluvat web service and edits customer magazines. The customer service sells permits and answers customers’ questions at the service number + 358 20 69 2424.