Peatland Restoration Strengthens Finland’s Biodiversity

Increased government funding is good news for efforts to restore some of the country’s most widespread and important natural habitats for example swamps. 

A hiker walks in the mire along duckboards beside a lake. Birdwatching tower in the background.

Swamps are so significant that they are included in the Helmi habitats programme, which, led by the Ministry of the Environment, aims “to strengthen biodiversity and safeguard vital ecosystem services” provided by nature and to help combat climate change. The Finnish Parliament allocated an additional 100 million euros to nature conservation in 2020, of which 42 million went to the Helmi programme.

Self-guided Tours of Finland's Natural Attractions

National parks, national hiking areas and other protected areas provide the visitors with unforgettable moments, best sceneries and hiking and skiing facilities. Read more about the self-guided tours.

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