National Parks In Finland

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National Parks In Finland

  1. 1. National Parks and other protected areas in Finland Deggendorf 2008
  2. 2. Protected areas in Finland • National Parks (35) • Strict Nature Reserves (19) • Mire Reserves (171) • Herb-rich Forest Reserves (52) • Old-growth Forest Reserves (91) • Seal Reserves (7) • Other State-owned Protected Areas (39) • Privately-owned Protected Areas (83)
  3. 3. 35 National Parks • The 35 National Parks are scattered all over the country • They are all quite large areas with diverse natural features • Open to the public
  4. 4. National Parks in Central Finland • There are two National Parks in the region of Central Finland – Pyhä-Häkki • Old-growth forest • Marks of the ice age • Mires – Leivonmäki • Wilderness-like forests • Open mires and eskers
  5. 5. Other protected areas • There are many small nature reserves close to the College of Central Finland • Kapeenkoski white water reserve • Hitonhauta • Levälahti private nature reserve

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