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  • Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English 2019-12-19
    One of the most comprehensive in the world, the assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland is now available also in English. The Red List of all of Finland’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems was first published in Finnish in December 2018. The methodology applied in Finland – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria – is new but gradually becoming the common standard for assessing the threat status of ecosystems and habitats.
  • Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia 2019-12-05
    Two new regional nature reserves have been established in the Russian regions neighbouring Finland. A natural monument was established on the Zaonezhye Peninsula in Karelia, while a larger conservation area was established in Arkhangelsk. Finns have actively participated in the international research cooperation that informed the decision to establish protected areas.
  • Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed 2019-12-05
    The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published on 4th of December 2019 states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency.
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