In English

metsapalsta2_milla_aalto(1)The Finnish Foundation for Nature Conservation

The Finnish Foundation for Nature Conservation supports research and other activities to promote nature and environment protection in Finland and adjacent areas. The Foundation was established in 1962 through donations from the members of the Finnish Nature Conservation Society (predecessor of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation FANC; Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto ry).

” Nature and environmental conservation through science and art!

The Finnish Foundation for Nature Conservation awards each year grants to promote scientific research in nature and environmental protection, for educational, artistic and literary projects enhancing public environmental awareness, and for non-governmental organizations.

The assets of the Foundation include two major funds focussed on the protection of the Baltic Sea and its environments: The Rafael Kuusakoski Memorial Fund was established in 2000 and The Baltic Sea Fund in 2003, both with a significant private donation. The Rafael Kuusakoski Memorial Fund awards grants to academic research focussing on birds and other biota, the marine environment, climate and landscape of the Baltic Sea and its archipelago.

The Baltic Sea Fund is supporting scientific research and educational projects to benefit the ecosystems in the Baltic Sea and its drainage basin and promoting cooperation between non-governmental organizations with the aim of improving and protecting the ecological status of the Baltic Sea.

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Tarja Ketola
Asiamies/Ombudsman

Suomen Luonnonsuojelun Säätiö
Finnish Foundation for Nature Conservation
Itälahdenkatu 22 b A, 00210 Helsinki, FINLAND
+358 40 527 5212
tarja.ketola@sll.fi
http://www.luonnonsuojelunsaatio.fi