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
11.12.2014 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. Read more »
13.11.2014 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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