People standing and discussing in a forest.
Media trip to Pilvilampi, Vaasa on October 2020. Photo: Anni Koskela.

On this page you will find the main project events and phases, and in the end there is a list of some media hits. But to inspire you before gliding deeper into those topics, we listed here some videos where you can actually see that nocturnal species.

Main project events and phases


  • Save the date! What are the challenges and solutions in flying squirrel protection practices in Finnish commercial forests? Join the seminar with us on 7.2.2024 in Tampere or online. Seminar is in Finnish. See the program here (pdf 386 kt, in Finnish).
  • Excursions for project partners to North Estonia in spring and to Eastern Finland in autumn will be arranged. Project sites will be visited.
  • Final seminars both in Estonia and Finland will be arranged, as the year 2024 is the final action year in the project.



  • Dog Workshop on how and why to use the dogs in flying squirrel inventories was arranged in Somero, South Finland on 25.-26.8.2022. See the videos of the presentations (
  • Commission’s fourth follow-up mission to the project site, 3-4 May 2021, in North-East Estonia. 
  • Field excursion was arranged 4-5 May in North-East Estonia. Read the Excursion Report (pdf 7 196 kt).
  • Several webinars related to the flying squirrel and its inventories and how to take it into account in forestry planning were held.


  • Webinar on flying squirrels in urban areas, 8 September 2021. How to take flying squirrels into account in cities and urban areas? 174 participants.
  • Commission’s third follow-up mission to the project site, 4-5 May 2021. Event was organised as an online meeting due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Midterm Report to the Commission, 31 March 2021. Mid-term Report was submitted to the Commission according to the timetable.


  • Environmental education package
  • Flying squirrel exhibition in Haltia, Espoo
  • Report on the accuracy of dogs used in the inventorying of flying squirrels
  • Nest box camera in Kuopio (
  • Brochure and video
  • Commission’s second follow-up mission to the project site, 20-21 April 2020. Event was organised as an online meeting due to Covid-19 restrictions.


  • Progress report 1, December 2019
  • Nordic LIFE NAT Platform meeting 10-12 September 2019 Tønder, Denmark
  • The flying squirrel ambassador started in Kuopio schools
  • Nest box camera in Kainuu (
  • Flying squirrel inventory training
  • Commission’s first follow-up mission to the project site, 18 March 2019, Espoo.
  • Flying squirrel survey. We asked opinions about the conservation of the flying squirrel. We received 172 responses. Thank you for completing our survey!
  • Project website


  • LIFE 17 Nature project kick-off event, 7-8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
  • Flying Squirrel LIFE kick-off event, 30-31 October 2018, Nuuksio, Espoo

Flying Squirrel in videos and podcasts:

Flying Squirrel LIFE media hits (mostly in Finnish):

Last updated 29 November 2023