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Recognition of ecosystem services promotes their sustainable use and protection

Press release 27.1.2015
The final report of the project ‘National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland’ (TEEB for Finland) was presented to the Minister of the Environment, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen. According to the report, recognising the financial significance of biodiversity and ecosystem services is important for preventing or slowing down the loss of biodiversity in Finland. Read more

Baltic Sea online information has been rearranged

Communications related to the Baltic Sea was renewed at the beginning of 2015. The content of the Baltic Sea Portal that was maintained in cooperation between the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Meteorological Institute has been integrated into the other online content of the parties. The Baltic Sea Portal was closed at the end of 2014. Read more


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The Fascinating Beauty of Bracket Fungi 2014-12-08
"My name is Heikki Kotiranta. I work as a specialist researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, specialising in bracket fungi, i.e. polypores and corticioids in the order of aphyllophorales, which were also the subject of my doctoral thesis in 2004. I gather data about different species of fungi, their distribution and threat status. A comprehensive assessment of threatened species in Finland is carried out every ten years."
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EEA: National adaptation policy processes in European countries

EEA_climate_adaptation_publication_125pxAdapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. SYKE took part in preparing the report. Read more

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Gulf of Finland Year presents historical data -> Envelope 2/2014