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Only 10% of the forest was renewed with spruce in 2018. Photo: Eda Tetlov.
02.12.2019

Renewed forest must be maintained also after planting

The renewal of forests does not end with planting the trees, but also requires improving the light and nutritional conditions of the young forest. The best season to remove excess herbaceous vegetation and scrub is in the first half of the summer, when competing plants begin to hinder the growth of...
Healthy young roe-deer does not need human help. Photo: Tõnu Talvi
02.12.2019

Healthy young bird and animal offspring do not need human help

It is prohibited to interfere with the life, reallocation or disturbance of the the young animal and birds. In the event of noticing an injured or distressed wild animal or bird, it must be reported to Environmental Information line 1313 and followed the instructions received therefrom. “...
Hidden rabbit. Photo: Tõnu Talvi
02.12.2019

When yielding the hay, the nature must be cared for

The Environmental Board invites the farmers stocking up for animals on winter feed to be cautious upon proceeding with their work and to take into consideration the surrounding nature. Every summer hay yielding season has started. Simultaneously with stocking up the feed for the farm animals,...
The Eurasian eagle owl. Photo: Renno Nellis
02.12.2019

There was adopted an upgraded protection plan for one of the rarest Strigiformes species in Estonia, the Eurasian eagle owl

To safeguard the survival of the eagle owl in our wildlife, we need to study and reduce nest plundering and avoid spring timber harvesting in coastal pine forests. The Eurasian eagle owl is one of the largest Strigiformes species in Estonia, nesting mostly in old pine forests on the Estonian...
 Photo: Target species of the project, the Clouded Apollo in the Lahemaa National Park on the meadow of Altja river. Photo credit: Merili Martverk.
02.12.2019

Come and restore rare fresh water pearl mussel habitats and crowberry heaths!

During the activities organized by the Environmental Board, anyone can join hands in improving the conditions of rare species found in Estonia, learn about our fascinating natural riches and enjoy a sizzling steam sauna as an award for the job well done. The conservation activities organized by...
The cooperation agreement was signed by Riho Kuppart, Director General of the Environmental Board and Petteri Tiippana, Director General of the Finnish Radiation Center. Photo: Elo Ilkka
02.12.2019

The Estonian Environmental Board and the Finnish Radiation Center concluded an agreement on radiation-specific cooperation

On the 24th of May 2019 the Environmental Board and the Finnish Radiation Center (STUK) signed a Memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing mutual cooperation, in particular in the field of nuclear and radiation-specific data exchange and emergency response. The conclusion of the Memorandum...
Flying squirrel lives in Alutaguse. Photo: Harum.koh
02.12.2019

A collaboration council was established in Alutaguse National Park

On 8th January, the newly established Alutaguse National Park hosted the first meeting of the community and interest groups, which was attended by representatives of local government bodies, tourism associations, museums and nature preservation agencies committing to the development activities of...
Estonian folk dance is part of our traditions. Photo: Toomas Kokovkin
02.12.2019

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,...
Start of the hunting season. Photo: Aimar Rakko
28.10.2019

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
28.10.2019

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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