Functioning and connectivity
|19) In order to safeguard biodiversity, improve the ecological functioning of the Natura 2000 network and its connectivity as part of more extensive green and blue infrastructure, by means of, for instance, the Nature Conservation Act, land use planning and natural resources planning for state land, and by efficient targeting of agri-environmental support.|
|Responsible institutions: Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Status in 2018: The connectivity of the Natura 2000 network has systematically been improved on state-owned land, for example, through the METSO Programme (approximately 150 sites, 13 000 hectares of new conservation areas in 2014), through the Supplementary Programme of Peatland Protection (the goal on state-owned land is to conserve 38 000 hectares, which has almost been completed) and by extending the ecological network with multi-purpose forests and other biodiverse elements. Metsähallitus’ method of ecological land use planning has been updated in 2015, and the assessment of ecological networks on state-owned land has been clarified in Eastern Lapland and Kainuu. The work will continue in the next few years.
|Further information: The Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 at the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry https://mmm.fi/maaseutu/manner-suomen-maaseudun-kehittamisohjelma-2014-2020?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_VK1aIPBoN2gn&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_count=3&_56_INSTANCE_VK1aIPBoN2gn_languageId=en_US|
- Updated (17.03.2019)