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Farewell to Martha – the last of her kin

Martha - the last passenger pigeonOn 1 September 1914, in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio the last Passenger pigeon called Martha died.
Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was the most abundant bird in North America and possibly in the world, and its swift extinction is an amazing and scary example of what human activity can achieve.
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Daddy goes wild for the wildlife

Urban forest management makes daddy madUrban forests are important for people and wildlife. Unfortunately  they are, at least in Finland, often managed like commercial forests: thinned, even clearcut and replanted.
Urban forests can be a paradise for people and nature, if they are protected and their biodiversity is taken care of. Let’s let the urban forests grow old and allow also […]

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Have a laid-back summer solstice

Summer Holidays Man and a Saimaa SealThe Summer Solstice is here, and in Finland we have a big party by the lake if possible. Here’s a relaxed vision from the lake Saimaa, where also an endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal lives.

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Forest Biodiversity Programme Metso cartoon

The Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO - protectionA couple of cartoons for the Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO. The project aims at halting the ongoing loss of forest species and biotopes.
The voluntary-based Metso conservation is a good tool for protecting and restoring forests. But it cannot alone save the forest habitats and species. We need also more protected areas, national parks and better environmental […]

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The Lesser White-fronted Goose

The Lesser White-fronted Boose GroupThe Lesser White-fronted Goose is one of the most endangered bird species in the Finland and Scandinavia. It is in danger to die out. And noboby knew how to prevent the disaster…
Until some of the most sharply dressed gentlemen in the Northern hemisphere decided to act.
Ladies and Gentlemen, seppo.net proudly presents:
The Lesser White-fronted Boose Group […]

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