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Game administration

The Finnish Wildlife Agency, founded in 2011, is an independent institution governed by public law. It carries out public administration tasks and other tasks laid down for it in the Game Administration Act. The Finnish Wildlife Agency acts in the administrative field of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and is a part of the Finnish Wildlife Consortium.

The Finnish Wildlife Agency has 15 regional offices across Finland and a central office in Helsinki. The wildlife and game policy carried out by the Finnish Wildlife Agency is supported by the National Wildlife Council, regional game councils, and local game management associations.

Game administration is set with social impact goals. These goals strike a balance between viable game animal populations, ethical and responsible hunting, and keeping wildlife conflicts and damages caused by game animals under control. The newest impact goal is to create well-being through game husbandry.

Learn more about the Game Administration Act (Finlex)