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.
The LIFE project restores important habitats in the Finnish coastal areas and archipelago, such as sunlit habitats, coastal meadows, groves and pasturage.
Flying Squirrel LIFE – networks and co-operation
Co-operation for improving the conservation of the Flying squirrel in Finland and Estonia
Freshabit LIFE IP – Healing the Kingdom of Water
Improving the ecological status and biodiversity of water bodies in the Natura 2000 network.
Light & Fire LIFE
Project aimed to protect the biodiversity of coastal meadows, dunes, eskers, heaths and other light and fire environments.