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Many countries do not make high-quality, long-term efforts to monitor their wildlife populations. However, in Finland the situation is different. Here, there is a long tradition of monitoring game animal populations. Read more
Photo: Kari Kemppainen, Vastavalo

News about Natural Resources in Finland

Baltic grey seal population still growing
More than 32,000 grey seals were counted in the Baltic Sea area last spring. Growth in the population since the mid-2000s has mainly occurred in the archipelago of central Sweden. In the other key area where seals moult, the archipelago of southwestern Finland, the has remained since that time. Weather conditions varied during the counting period, but eventually all the areas were surveyed successfully. The Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute was responsible for the census undertaken in Finnish territory.
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Atlantic salmon populations ‘against the current’ in the northern Baltic Sea
All-time high records of spawning runs of salmon are currently being witnessed in the rivers flowing into Bothnian Bay, northern Baltic Sea.
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Mari Walls the new President and CEO of Natural Resources Institute Finland
Natural Resources Institute Finland, which will begin operations in January 2015, appointed Professor Mari Walls (D.Phil.) as its President and CEO. She will be leaving her post as Director of Finnish Environment Institute's Marine Research Centre. The term of office of the President and CEO of the Natural Resources Institute Finland is seven years.
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