Finnish Museum of Natural History

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Nature conservation must be increased due to climate and habitat changes


Two recent doctoral dissertations studied the impacts of climate change and changes to the quality of habitats on Finnish birds. The results indicate that the situation of nearly all bird populations in the studies had declined.

Save the date to learn how FinBIF meets GBIF 28.9.


Learn how open access biodiversity data facilitates cutting edge research, streamlines governance and supports education. The national significance of Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility will be reflected within a global context.

Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations


The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in the wetlands are a much-needed help to increasingly rare waterbirds.

Radiocarbon reveals biofuel hoax


Radiocarbon Analytics Finland has used radiocarbon analysis to determine that a fuel sample contained 2.7% biologically derived compounds as opposed to the 80% claimed by the retailer.

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Luomus has experienced a year full of events – for better or for worse.

Climate change also changes bird communities in conservation areas


A recent Finnish study has proven that changes in bird communities are as rapid in nature conservation areas as they are outside them.

Climate change keeps progressing: Birds are nesting earlier


A recently published study on data collected by bird hobbyists, established that 26 common Finnish bird species have started their nesting earlier during the past fifty years.

Strong effects of climate change on common bird populations in both Europe and the USA


Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA.

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts


A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.

Seventy-four cuckoos in the nest: A new key to all North European cuckoo wasp species


Captivating with their bright, vivid and brilliantly metallic bodies, the cuckoo wasps are also fascinating with their curious lifestyle, which has given them this common name.