Biodiversity.fi has been created in close cooperation by Finnish research institutions, government authorities and non-governmental organisations working on the environmental field. The main responsibility for indicator development and for the design and maintenance of the biodiversity.fi web site lies with a group of researchers working at the Finnish Environment Institute.
Finnish Environment Institute (also know as SYKE after the Finnish acronym) is a research institute and a centre for environmental expertise operating under the ministry of the environment. SYKE's research focuses on changes in the environment and on ways to control these changes.
Finnish Museum of Natural History is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field.
Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute is a research institute, which operates in the administrative sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. It produces scientific information about fisheries, game and reindeer for sustainable use of natural resources and helps maintain biodiversity through research and aquaculture.
Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is a specialist research organisation which operates in the administrative sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. It develops solutions to the challenges and questions posed by the care, utilisation, products, services and intangible value of forests.
BirdLife Finland, partner of BirdLife International, is conservation organisation, which aims to promote bird watching, bird research and protection of birds, their habitats and biological diversity.
South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute is a regional research and educational service unit located near the eastern border of Finland. Institutes main goal is to improve the health and living conditions of public and allergic people, in particular, by increasing knowledge of the interaction between man and his environment.
Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services is a part of the state-owned Metsähallitus enterprise, that administers more than 12 million hectares of state-owned land and water areas. Within this organisation, Natural Heritage Services bears a special responsibility for the management of statutory protected areas and other areas reserved for conservation as well as the protection and care of endangered species.
Agrifood Research Finland (MTT) is Finland's leading research institute in the field of agricultural and food research and agricultural environment research. It Operates under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. FMI is provides information about the atmosphere above and around Finland.
- Updated (14.05.2013)