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Right heating ensures cleaner air

In connection with the beginning of the heating period, the Environmental Board reminds that the burning of domestic waste produced in the household has to be avoided. Dry wood, untreated wood, cardboard and paper without plastic and other untreated natural materials may be burnt in the home...
View from the Haeska observation tower in Matsalu. Photo: Kadri Paomees

Natural values of Matsalu have been protected for already 60 years

The 60th anniversary of protecting the nature of Matsalu will be celebrated on 21 September 2017 in Penijõe Manor with a jubilee event "Traces of Matsalu in Cinema”. This year, 60 years passes from the time when Matsalu State Nature Reserve, a forerunner of Matsalu National Park, was established...
Photo: Kalmer Aunap

A new forest register information system was opened today

In the new information system, it is more convenient for the forest owner to submit forest notifications and obtain an overview of the conducted forest protection and reforestation expert assessments. Also, nature conservation restrictions related to a registered immovable can be seen in the...
Restored Sääre tirp in Saaremaa. Photo: Annely Esko

Clips introducing the restoration of alvars can be seen on the Hiiumaa and Saaremaa ferries as of today

The Environmental Board introduces the objectives and activities of the project “LIFE to alvars” on the ferries sailing between the largest islands of Estonia from June to September to increase the awareness of people about the importance of alvars. Alvars are semi-natural grasslands with thin...
Photo: Mats Meriste

Preventive actions help to avoid damages caused by predators

Reasonable preventive actions help to significantly decrease and avoid damages caused by big predators to bee-keepers and cattle farmers. Constant attention needs to be paid to measures that prevent damages in the ongoing honey flow period and herding season. The honey flow period and the...
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The Environmental Board takes the integrated permits to the Information System for Environmental Decisions (KOTKAS)

With the transfer of integrated permits, the integrated permits of 258 operators and information related to the proceeding thereof will be better available for the public. In the first step of the project, a service of integrated permit was created, as a result of which application for...
Estonian folkdance. Photo: Toomas Kokovkin

The programme area of West Estonian biosphere celebrates its 27th anniversary

The anniversary of the programme area is celebrated on 27 March with a biosphere day in Kärdla where the non-profit organisation Hiidlaste Koostöökogu (Hiiumaa Cooperation Network) shares inspiring examples of the project carried out in the island of Hiiumaa which serve the interests of the...

The Environmental Board processes extraction permits as of 1 January

On 1 January 2017, the Earth’s Crust Act entered into force which changes the role of the state in organising the use of earth’s crust; in addition, the proceeding of extraction permits which is from now on being carried out by the Environmental Board becomes faster and is adjusted. “Before it...
Üügu cliff in Estonia. Photo: Liinu Tuust

New Scientist: Restoring Estonian alvar grasslands to save unique species

Our "LIFE to alvars" project was introduced in "New Scientist". The project’s main objective is to restore the most valuable, but currently overgrown, alvar areas on 2 500 ha of land in Estonia and to create the right conditions for local farmers to manage these areas after the restoration. In...
Pearlriver/Pärlijõgi river in Estonia. Photo: Maili Lehtpuu

Our website is now available in English

The Estonian Environmental Board website is now available in English. There are sections that are not yet translated, but we’ll hopefully have more information available for foreign readers in future.


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