The aim of is to pass on research-based information on the state of Finland's biodiversity on an open access basis. The site offers it's users a broad range of rights to use the materials:


The texts of may be quoted unchanged as long as the source of the quotation is clearly indicated. We advise you to the make your refences according to the recommended reference practice.

Numerical data

You may download numerical indicator data on to your own computer as an Excel spreadsheet from the background information pages related each indicator. You will then be able to re-shape the data tables and graphs in the way that best suit your needs. Naturally, the numerical values themselves must remain unaltered. The source of the data must be indicated according to the recommended reference practice.


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