Title of the project
Lintulahdet Life Management of Wetlands along the Gulf of Finland Migratory Flyway 2003-2007
The overall objective is the management of Wetlands along the Guld of Finland.
Restoration of 12 valuable bird wetland areas especially for migratory birds. During the project, flood meadows and open water areas invaded by plants were cleared and they controlled the population of small predators. Recreational use of the areas was developed by building bird towers, duckboards, map guides and nature trails. Various educational materials and brochures were produced to promote awareness on wetland nature.
The hunters were mainly in charge of the control of small predators.
Active management also aimed at supporting the diversity of the wetland nature.
During the project, flood meadows and open water areas invaded by plants were cleared and the amount of small predators was reduced.
During the project, altogether 1310 raccoon dogs and 391 minks were trapped. The outcome was monitored by counting water bird and gull broods.
Due to the small predator hunts,nesting was more successful in the hunting areas.
|Site||12 bird wetlands in South Finland (map on page 9: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/project/Projects/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.showFile&rep=file&fil=LIFE03_NAT_FIN_000039_LAYMAN.pdf|
|Region||12 bird wetlands in South Finland (map on page 9: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/project/Projects/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.showFile&rep=file&fil=LIFE03_NAT_FIN_000039_LAYMAN.pdf|
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Migratory species, Abundant species|
|Leading partners||Uusimaa Regional Environment Centre, Southeast Finland Regional Environment Centre
|Other partners||Metsähallitus (http://www.metsa.fi/web/en)
Finnish Environment Institute (http://www.syke.fi/en-US)
City of Helsinki (http://www.hel.fi/www/helsinki/en)
City of Espoo (http://www.espoo.fi/en-US)
Central Uusimaa regional water protection council
Uusimaa Game Management District, Kymi Game Management District (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/232669211_fig1_Figure-1-Game-management-districts-1-15-in-Finland-The-col-ours-denote-the)
Uusimaa Road Administration District
BirdLife Finland (http://www.birdlife.fi/english/)
SE Finland Road Administration District