Finland – BirdLife Finland
BirdLife Finland is the parent organization of 30 regional bird societies working together in Finland for the protection of birds and to promote birdwatching and sustainable use of natural resources. We have over 22 000 members and annual donors. BirdLife Finland’s strength lies in the member societies and their active birdwatchers.
“20% of Finns say they are bird enthusiasts and the number has increased significantly over the decades. This is what we are especially proud of and it encourages us in our work every day. Thanks to our internet-based events, we reach all Finns from the coast to the fells and the Big Garden Birdwatch has become Finland’s largest nature event.”
Director Aki Arkiomaa, BirdLife Finland
The survival of Europe depends on healthy ecosystems, resilient to climate change. As part of the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, EU countries have committed to legally protect a minimum of 30% of the EU’s land and sea areas; a third of these are to be strictly protected, in other words, totally undisturbed by human activity.
Halting and reversing global biodiversity loss has never been as urgent as now. Ecosystems support all life on earth and the healthier they are, the healthier we and our planet are. It’s time to restore nature, and we at BirdLife believe the most effective way to do so is through a local to global approach.
The rumours that Europe is currently facing a food security problem are loud and widespread. The forest and agriculture lobbies have been using the devastating war in Ukraine as an opportunity to spread misinformation around food security. Their ultimate goal is to stop Europe from taking steps to protect and restore its nature, and to instead protect and maintain their own profits. It doesn’t take a genius to see why this is bad.