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Mainstreaming ecological restoration of streams, rivers and peatlands promotes green development in Europe

This year's exceptional weather conditions, such as the floods in Germany, have drawn attention to the inefficiency of dams and flood walls in the flood management. Instead of these, Professor Daniel ...

2021-11-17
SYKE’s vision is Sustainability Transformation!

Finland is one of the top countries in overconsumption. Our unsustainable lifestyle accelerates biodiversity loss and climate change – two of the most pressing environmental crises of our time. Along ...

2021-11-03
Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate

Climate change exerts great pressure for change on species and biodiversity. A recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Environment Institute indicates that the few moth an...

2021-06-10
SYKE successful in SRC Climate Change and Humans call

SYKE receives total of 1.9 M€ research funding in a call “Climate Change and Humans”, a research programme launched by the Strategic Research Council in Finland.

2020-11-10
Threatened habitat types in Finland 2018: the Baltic Sea

The threat status of Finnish habitat types was assessed for the second time in 2018. This report was now produced in English for the 48 marine habitat types of the Baltic Sea to facilitate internation...

2020-11-04
Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English

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 ...

2019-12-19
Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia

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 conservatio...

2019-12-05
Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed

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.

2019-12-05
North Macedonian environmental management and its journey towards becoming part of the European Union

Towards the end of the autumn, during Finland’s EU presidency, it will be decided whether to begin European Union accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. These countries have implemen...

2019-10-22
Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) - establishing 'EuroGEOSS'

e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe), a new project coordinated by ARMINES and funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme was successfully launched in Cannes, Fr...

2019-05-13
Global interest in health-promoting effects of nature – international conference in Helsinki in October

Finnish competence in identifying the health-promoting effects of nature has raised international interest. An indication of this is the international workshop on the relationship between biodiversity...

2017-08-21
New publication out on nature-based integration

Nordic countries have real potential in becoming forerunners in nature-based integration. Nature-based solutions may have the potential of offering an efficient and cost-effective way for the successf...

2017-06-14
EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme funding to the SustainBaltic project

EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is funding the implementation of the SustainBaltic project (ICZM Plans for Sustaining Coastal and Marine Human-ecological Networks in the Baltic Region) ...

2016-10-17
New online tool to standardise assessment of the status of European seas

A new tool for the assessment of the state of the sea (NEAT) has been developed in a large joint European research project DEVOTES, which aims to develop indicators and assessment methods for marine b...

2016-03-22
The endangered white-backed woodpecker can thrive in commercial forests

UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpec...

2015-06-15