Specialist work related to ecosystem services theme

Researchers are often needed to identify solutions and to assess various alternatives in support of decision-making in society. SYKE carries out a large number of specialist assignments related to ecosystem services and biodiversity. This work is conducted in co-operation with the central government, research institutes and expert institutions, and universities. Our knowledge and competence supports the preparation and implementation of national and international legislation, and it enriches public debate.

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The duties of SYKE's specialists include assessing the endangerment status of species and habitats; their protection; and specialist work related to the implementation of the EU’s Habitats Directive and Birds Directive – e.g., the obligations laid down in international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the CITES Convention. Duties also include developing methods for the restoration and management of various habitat types by means of the latest information available, such as that used in the METSO programme. Furthermore, SYKE assesses the environmental risks posed by the use of genetically modified organisms, the availability of genetic resources, and the sharing of the resulting benefits. Other services provided by SYKE include specialist offerings such as information systems and the related support, and various training sessions and events.

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  • Finland’s best landscape project sought for the eighth time 2022-03-31
    The competition for Finland’s best landscape project is here once more. Projects in which landscapes have been successfully managed, protected or planned are invited to enter this competition organised by the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Environment Institute. NGOs as well as regional and local authorities can enter their projects that have already been completed. The competition will close on 2 September 2022.
  • Classic lake landscape won first place in the Landscape Day photo competition 2021-11-09
    Wednesday 20 October was International Landscape Day, and to celebrate the day, the Ministry of the Environment organised a photo competition with the theme “Landscape Day 2021”. First place was awarded to a photo taken by Marko Lappeteläinen at Kaartjärvi Lake in Loppi 14 October 2021. Photographers were asked to record their local landscapes between 14 October and 20 October 2021.
  • International Landscape Day 20 October 2020 festivities to include a photo competition and landscape walks 2021-10-14
    Wednesday 20 October 2021 is International Landscape Day, which is based on the Council of Europe Landscape Convention. The Convention encourages everyone to participate in observing landscapes and in the decision-making concerning them. Various campaigns, competitions and guided landscape walks are organised to celebrate Landscape Day, offering many opportunities to explore landscapes from new perspectives.
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Published 2013-05-02 at 16:34, updated 2017-05-12 at 12:47
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