Game management plans

28) Implement approved game population management plans for wolves, bears, lynxes, wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus), Baltic grey seals and grey partridges (Perdix perdix), and finalise the management plans under preparation (wolverines, elk and forest grouse species).

Responsible institutions: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment

Schedule: 2013–2020

Status in 2018: Previously accepted management plans have mostly been implemented for the Eurasian lynx, the brown bear, the Baltic seals, and the grey partridge. New management plans have been devised for the wolverine, the elk and forest grouse, and also a new game management strategy in wetlands has been published.  The management plans for the wolf were revised in 2015, and a new revision started in autumn 2018. The revision of the management plans for the brown bear and the Eurasian lynx are being finalised.

EU’s Life funding has been given to projects improving the habitats of forest grouse. In order to implement the management plan for the Finnish forest reindeer, reintroduction projects are being prepared. An international management plan has been accepted for the Taiga bean goose, while the national plan is still being prepared. 

Further information: Game species management plans and strategies at the pages of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry https://mmm.fi/en/wildlife-and-game/strategies-and-management-plans

AEWA International single species Action Plan for the conservation of the taiga bean goose (Anser fabalis fabalis).  https://www.unep-aewa.org/en/document/aewa-international-single-species-action-plan-conservation-taiga-bean-goose