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


  • What are the challenges and solutions in flying squirrel protection practices in Finnish commercial forests? A seminar with this topic was arranged on 7.2.2024 in Tampere. Program and presentations (in Finnish) can be found from the page Flying Squirrel LIFE guides and other project publications.
  • 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. In Estonia the seminar will be held on 17.10. and in Finland in Espoo on 6.11.2024. Save the date!



  • 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 (
  • The first 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.
  • Joint planning process for commecial forest project sites is finished and the plans ready


  • 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 (


  • 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
  • Flying squirrel survey. We asked opinions about the conservation of the flying squirrel. We received 172 responses. Thank you for completing our survey!


  • Joint planning process for commecial forest project sites begins
  • 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 15 April 2024