Farmlands

Agricultural land is concentrated on the southern and western parts of the country. Proportionate to their total area of 2.7 million hectares (7% of total area of Finland), farmland habitats are especially species rich : 16% of all well-known species are primarily farmland species.

A more detailled description of farmland habitats can be found at Biodiversity.fi

 


ECOSYSTEM SERVICES RELATED TO FARMLANDS:

Game
Bioenergy
Crops
Reared animals
Genetic material

Water retention
Water filtration

Carbon cycle
Nitrogen fixation
Erosion control
Soil quality
Nutrient retention
Nursery habitats

Pollination

Recreation
Nature tourism
Nature-related heritage
Lanscape
Arts and popular culture
Science and education

 

 

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