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“Rivers have always provided fundamental and vital services for mankind and the environment. However, dams disrupt the natural functioning of rivers and can cause a wide-scale decline in fish and other river wildlife. For these reasons, it is necessary to remove these barriers to return rivers to their natural, free-flowing state.”
Dam Removal Europe
Dams disrupt river ecosystems.
“Migratory fishes are fishes that swim either short or long distances daily, annually or longer, as a way to complete their life cycle, feed and/or make love! Some migratory fishes migrate up and down rivers, others between rivers and oceans, and others across entire oceans. Some migratory fish species you may know? […]
Forestry in Finland has been so intensive and harsh, that even formerly common forest species, like Willow Tit, are in trouble. In 2015 it was classified as vulnerable on the Red List because of population declines.
Finnish government wants to increase wood harvests by nearly 25 %. This will further reduce forest biodiversity and carbon sink […]
Cartoons by Seppo Leinonen in the Finnish Museum of Natural History in Helsinki until 15th October 2017 – Now provided with English translations!
Are you familiar with ruff, bullhead and ninespine stickleback? There are lots of funny fishes in Finland, which many of us have never seen. The exhibition by cartoonist Seppo Leinonen in the café […]