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Uk Puisto

  1. 1. Protected areas and National Parks in Europe URHO KEKKONEN NATIONAL PARK
  2. 2.  Urho Kekkonen National Park is located in north-eastern Finland, Lapland.  The park also known as Koilliskaira.  The park was established in 1.May 1983.  The second nature protection area in Finland. The park covers the area of 225 000 ha.
  3. 3. SPECIALITIES OF THE PARK  The most majestic views of forested Lapland.  Round shaped and bald fell tops  The rough nature  A rich and wide range of species  The wilderness  Old forests
  4. 4. Why the park was established?  To maintain reindeer herding, because it is the traditional source of livelihood.  To save an untouched piece of Lapland.  To make hiking and trekking possible
  5. 5. The use of the park  TOURISM  180 000 visitors per year  Most of the visitors are Finns • EDUCATION  The park offers guides  For school classes different kind of paths
  6. 6.  RESEARCH  Game controlling  Plant and animal mapping  Fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel population research
  7. 7. Other interesting….  Urho Kekkonen supported the establishing of the park. He was one of the protectors of the park.  The park was a present for Urho Kekkonen’s 80th birthday  that is the reason why the parks name is Urho Kekkonen
  8. 8. Everyman’s right  People of all nationalities have the right to enjoy the Finnish countryside freely under the traditional Finnish legal concept known as everyman’s right. But together with these wide-ranging rights comes the responsibility to respect nature, other people, and property. Special regulations in national parks and many nature reserves additionally limit activities such as camping, hunting, the use of motor vehicles, and access to sensitive areas during the nesting season. Such restrictions are listed separately for each area.

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