The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has commissioned an international evaluation of the method used for estimating the wolf population size. The report finds that sufficiently comprehensive documentation of the assessment method would help citizens to develop more trust in population assessments.
The National Committee of Finland of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature needs your help in finding an individual, organization or business that has been successful in safeguarding nature’s vitality and functioning ecosystem services in 2015 and 2016 in Finland – Send your proposal!
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira starts the aerial distribution of rabies vaccine baits on the south-eastern border on the 15th of September. It is important that all foxes, raccoon dogs and other small predators that are killed by hunters or found dead in or near the bait vaccination area are sent to Evira for follow-up examination.
World Wetlands Day reminds people that the conservation, restoration and maintenance of wetlands are crucial for our well-being. World Wetlands Day is celebrated in the Nordic countries always on September 2nd.
LIFE+ Return of Rural Wetlands Layman and Final reports available at kosteikko.fi website. Finnish Wildlife Agency is thankful for all landowners and other people who joined the project activities as well as co-financiers for making this project such a success.
This morning MEPs expressed support for the EU’s proposal to have international guidelines on trade and traceability in hunting trophies. At the same time they rejected a proposal to call for a ban on trophy hunting and to ban the sale of hunting trophies.
Every year some two thousand foreign hunters visit Finland. In addition to a valid hunting card, a hunter arriving in Finland will need a hunting licence and possibly a shooting test certificate and a licence to bring a firearm or dog into the country.
Large carnivore populations are increasing in numbers and spreading to new areas in Europe, thanks to the conservation measures that have been taken. This has aroused considerable interest in large carnivores but also given rise to some concern and public debate.
Already half of the measures defined in the 2015 Wolf Management Plan have already been realized. The purpose of the Wolf Management Plan and its projects is to find functional solutions for the management of the wolf populations and to improve the coexistence between humans and wolves.
May 9–10 marks the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day. Because of this, The Finnish Wildlife Agency wishes to remind people of the importance of internationally coordinated hunting and up-to-date catch statistics. The theme of the World Migratory Bird Day is: taking waterfowl into consideration in the development of energy technology.