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Semi-natural grassland meadow in Parainen. Photo Riku Lumiaro.
Semi-natural grassland meadow in Parainen. Photo Riku Lumiaro.

Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland 2018: The status of natural habitats continues to deteriorate

Press release, December 18, 2018
The threat status of habitat types in Finland was evaluated for the second time. Almost half (48%) of the nearly 400 habitat types across the country were assessed to be threatened. In southern Finland, the proportion of threatened habitats is clearly higher (59%) than in northern Finland (32%). The status of habitat types has not improved during the past decade; instead, the trend among many habitat types is assessed to be declining. However, it is possible to improve the status of habitats. More

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Jáchym Judl: Tackling sustainability challenges of smartphone industry requires wide cooperation
Smartphones are packed with so much technology that they can literally be the only communication, entertainment and work tool one might need to own. Being incredibly useful, as well as addictive, they have become indispensable to many. In fact, globally there are close to 2.5 billion smartphone users today and in 2017 alone over 1.5 billion smartphones were sold globally. More

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Winter monitoring involves the collection of citizens’ observations of the impacts of climate change on winter. Observations complement the authorities’ monitoring data. A mobile service developed by SYKE, Havaintolähetti, facilitates the collection of information. More

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SYKE has moved

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute has moved on 19th November 2018 from the Töölö borough of Helsinki to the University of Helsinki’s Viikki campus (Latokartanonkaari 11). SYKE’s new base at Viikki is a truly modern working environment, where care and attention has been paid to environmentally sustainable solutions. More

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