Linnansaari National Park
|Linnansaari National Park (Linnansaaren kansallispuisto)|
|Region||Southern Savonia, Northern Savonia|
|Area||38 km2 (15 sq mi)|
|IUCN category||II - National Park|
Linnansaari National Park (Finnish: Linnansaaren kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Southern Savonia and Northern Savonia regions of Finland. It lies in the middle of the lake Haukivesi, a part of greater Saimaa. The National Park was established to conserve the valuable natural features of the Finnish lakeland.
On the main island there's an old croft. Slash-and-burn agriculture is still practised on its fields to conserve the old cultural landscape and the associated plant and animal species. A large part of the island is natural-state coniferous forest, with some herb-rich parts.
The critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal inhabits the park.
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