Finnish Association for Nature Conservation

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The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
Abbreviation FANC
Formation January 1, 1938; 76 years ago (1938-01-01)
Type NGO
Legal status
Association
Purpose Environmental protection, nature conservation
Headquarters Helsinki
Location Kotkankatu 9 00510 Helsinki
Membership private persons
Official language
Finnish
Executive Director
Eero Yrjö-Koskinen
Key people
President of the Board Risto Sulkava
Staff employs 15 people at its regional offices across Finland, about 30 specialists working in nature and environmental protection
Volunteers over 34,000
Website www.sll.fi/English

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) (in Finnish: Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto (SLL) is the largest non-governmental organization for environmental protection and nature conservation in Finland with over 34,000 members. It was established in 1938, but the oldest local member association, The Kuopio Nature Friends Association, is over 110 years old (founded in 1896).[1]

Major work[edit]

The major themes of environmental work include:

  • forest protection
  • climate change prevention and sustainable energy policy
  • mire and water protection
  • sustainable production and consumption and ecological fiscal reform
  • management and protection of cultural landscapes
  • land use issues and protection of endangered species
  • waste policy and chemicals
  • hosting the European EKOenergy Secretariat

Publications[edit]

Suomen Luonto (Nature of Finland)is published by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation. It is Finland's largest nature magazine.

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In the logo is the Saimaa ringed seal, an endemic animal (only in Finland). Its future is endangered.

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