Environment Online, ENO, is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. Schools around the world study the same environmental topics and share their learning results in their local communities and worldwide on the web. The themes cover forests, water, climate change, ecological footprint and cultural issues, for instance. Material and structured courses for each themes are available in English on the ENO website. The age of students varies from 12 to 18 yrs.More information can be found at: http://www.enotreeday.net
Finnish Environment Institute - Finland
This is a research institute and a government agency under the Ministry of the Environment, located in Helsinki, Finland. It is both a research institute, and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE's research focuses on changes in the environment, and seeks ways to control these changes
Subject(s): Chemicals and Pollution; Forest Biodiversity; Endangered Species; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services - Finland
Metsähallitus is a state enterprise that administers more than 12 million hectares of state-owned land and water areas. Metsähallitus has the challenging responsibility of managing and using these areas in a way that benefits Finnish society to the greatest extent possible.
Metsähallitus is a state-owned enterprise that runs business activities while also fulfilling many public administration duties.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
In its international cooperation, Finland endeavours to exert an effective impact on decisions influencing international relations and, in cooperation with others, to promote human welfare and prevent the eruption of crises.
Finland also tries to contribute to the strengthening of international institutions' operational capacity and their regional and global cooperation. The promotion of cooperation helps prevent and combat new security threats.
Subject(s): Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Biodiversity for Development; Forest Biodiversity; Cooperation and Partnerships; Inland Waters Biodiversity
National Clearing-House Mechanism - Finland
LUMONET is the Finnish Clearing-House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is an Internet-based biodiversity information system.
LUMONET is mainly about Finland. If you want to learn more about the Convention and global biodiversity issues, check out the European Community Clearing-House Mechanism (EC CHM) and the global Clearing-House Mechanism.
LUMO is an abbreviation of "luonnon monimuotoisuus", which is Finnish for Nature's Diversity.
Subject(s): Clearing-House Mechanism
PAN Parks Foundation
PAN Parks welcomes the declaration of the International Year of Biodiversity as we also look to the opportunities triggered by natural succession and ecosystem dynamics to protect global biodiversity. In PAN Parks Wilderness areas, the priority is protecting ecosystem dynamics and supporting the protection of biodiversity - ecosystem dynamics link.
Many examples of this could be provided so a page on our website will be devoted to providing a collection of case studies, interviews, articles on the relation of wilderness and biodiversity and the PAN Parks efforts to protect biodiversity through wilderness protection.