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Start of the hunting season. Photo: Aimar Rakko

With the start of the hunting season, drivers need to be even more alert on the roads

The 1st October marked the start of a season of deer, wild boar, wild goat and red deer chasing, which can lead to more wild animals accidentally getting on the roads. “Drivers need to be even more attentive on non-built up roads as both hunting season and the alienation of inexperienced...
Stones in Hiiumaa. Photo: Maris Kivi

Representatives of the biosphere reserves of six countries in Hiiumaa are discussing, how to protect the Baltic Sea

The biosphere reserves near the Baltic Sea are working together to find solutions to protect, prevent and reduce pollution of the common Baltic Sea. On 19th and 20th September, a meeting of the international Biosphere for Baltic Tools (BfB TOOLS) project will take place in Kassari, Hiiumaa,...
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One of the Pskov Bears Has Been Caught

14 th of August 2019 one of the circulating Pskov bears was finally caught in the Valga region. One and a half weeks of surveillance were both arduous and adventurous, and the bear was finally recovered from the farmyard in Kulli village. "The animal has recovered after being caught, the...
Riho Kuppart and Petteri Tiippana signing the agreement, May 24, 2019. Source: Elo Ilkka

Estonian and Finnish environment authorities sign nuclear safety memorandum

Estonia's Environmental Board signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority on Friday, aimed at building further on the two agencies' cooperation, especially in the exchange of information and emergency response concerning nuclear and radiation-related...
Brown bear. Photo: Remo Savisaar

Alutaguse national park was established as Estonian 6th national park

Did you know that now we have 6 national parks in Estonia? The newest is Alutaguse in East of Estonia. Alutaguse National Park´s natural landscapes are home for many rare species in Estonia, for example Flying Squirrel and Black Stork, but also for the Great Grey Owl and Brown Bear....
Finches are eating seed in birdhouse.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Nõva river. Photo: Inseneri Ehitus

Living conditions of fish are improving in Northwestern Estonian rivers

Directed by the Environmental Board, construction works will begin in Veskijõe, Nõva and Riguldi rivers as well as the Leidisoo main ditch in order to improve passage through the rivers and restore spawning areas for many salmon species. The rivers in Northwestern Estonia have few fish, but...
Sheepdog Lembo at work in Karula national park. Photo taken by Mats Meriste.

Latvian sheep farmers are coming to Estonia to learn prevention of predator damage

This upcoming weekend, the representatives of the Environmental Board and the Estonian Sheep and Goat Breeders Association will share their knowledge and experience on preventing, decreasing and compensating predator damage with Latvian sheep breeders. On their study trip to Estonia, the...
Photo: Aimar Rakko

Estonia has done a lot of work to prevent the spreading of African swine fever

African swine fever (ASF) has been fought since 2014 in Estonia. Strict biosafety measures have been applied to keep ASF from farms and the spread of ASF has come to a halt in our forests thanks to decreasing the wild boar population. A lot of work has been done in four years, resulting in...
Himalayan balsam. Photo: Eike Vunk

Lawbreakers of Pärnu to weed Himalayan balsam

In scope of a cooperation agreement between the Environmental Board and the Pärnu probation department of the Tallinn Prison, the dangerous invasive species, Himalayan balsam, will be weeded as community service in Pärnu. Himalayan balsam is a decorative flowering plant from the Himalayan...


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