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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...
Estonian cold nights and snowy winters might become a rare occasion due to climate change. Photo: Marit Kivisild

The Environmental Board starts to inspect the compliance of biofuels to sustainability criteria

As of 1 May 2018, the engine fuel sold in Estonia must contain at least 3.1% biofuel, the use of which helps decrease air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. “People have become increasingly mobile over the past decades. Using a private car is a daily activity for many Estonians as well....
Small spruces. Photo: Eda Tetlov

Most Estonian forest owners renew forests as required

Field work carried out by the forestry department of the Environmental Board in 2017 revealed that the majority of areas that need reforestation are growing a new generation of forest. Last year, forest specialists carried out 3,450 expert's assessments for reforestation over 4,777 hectares....
Photo: Black stork babies take a good look at the world. Photo: Indrek Tammekänd

The black stork, one of Estonia’s most endangered birds, got a new action plan for protection

In this year of European cultural heritage, an action plan for protection was made for the black stork, which has been considered a sacred bird since ancient times and lives on the northern edge of its range in Estonia, preferably in ancient forests. The action plan describes the actions needed...
View to the Suitsu river and huts in Matsalu National Park. Photo: Nele Sõber

Newsletter of Matsalu National Park tourism area

Visit Matsalu - one of the most recognized national parks in Europe! More than 780 species of vascular plants, 280 species of birds and 40 species of mammals as well as five species of amphibians and four species of reptiles have been recorded in Matsalu! Haeska observation tower in Matsalu...
Kuresoo bog in Soomaa. Photo by Andres Hendrikson

Environmental Board opened new website for protected areas of Estonia

Website intruduces ten best known protected areas in Estonia. For preserving biological diversity and for ensuring the favorable status of threatened species and habitats, 18 percent of Estonia's land area and 26 percent of the water area has been taken under protection. There...
Soeginina cliff in Saaremaa. Photo: Allar Liiv

Nature conservation in Estonia

For preserving biological diversity and for ensuring the favorable status of threatened species and habitats, 18% of Estonia's land area and 26% of the water area has been taken under protection. As of December 31, 2016, Estonia had a total of 3,864 protected natural objects including...
Photo: AS Horizon Tselluloos ja Paber

The Environmental Board confirmed the activity plan of Kehra paper mill for decreasing hydrogen sulphide

Proper compliance with the activity plan for decreasing hydrogen sulphide decreases the concentration of pollutant in the ambient air and therefore the unpleasant odour in the Kehra region. In the second half-year of 2015, the Estonian Environmental Research Centre conducted control measurements...
Photo: Aimar Rakko

Fish may be introduced to a body of water only with the permission of the Environmental Board

In connection with fish introduced to the Maardu Lake, we remind that a permission of the Environmental Board is needed to introduce the fish to a body of water. Carp, like other non-native species, may not be introduced to the bodies of water of Estonia, because these species may be hazardous to...


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