Latest news from The Finnish museum of natural history
SYNTHESYS+ funding available to visit LUOMUS collections
LUOMUS is one of the SYNTHESYS+ organisations and we invite scientists not based in Finland to visit our collections. SYNTHESYS+ Transnational Access call 4, deadline 15 June 2022 (17:00 UK time)
Experience seven museums
The event "Experience seven museums" spreads on the museums at the Helsinki centrum on Wednesday evening 23 November. There are two art performances in the Natural History Museum during the evening. Free entry from 17:00 to 22:00.
The bird atlas survey invites people to observe birds – Join in from your summer cottage or trip to Lapland!
The Breeding Bird Atlas of Finland is part of the monitoring of biodiversity. Breeding observations for the atlas can be easily recorded using a number of applications until the end of 2025. Observations in Lapland in particular are needed to support research.
Illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade is affecting all of us – what can we do about it?
Illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade affects biodiversity, ecosystem services, people’s livelihood, and economies all over the world. Worldwide experts warn about the perils related to this activity and provide a roadmap for curbing its growth.
Finnish biodiversity information management inspires globally
The Finnish solution to include all types of biodiversity data and the whole data life cycle, from collection to use, in the same data infrastructure is unique.
Four lichen species new to science discovered in Kenyan cloud forests
Some of the newly described lichen species from the Micarea genus may be unique to the biodiversity hotspot that is the Taita Hills in Kenya. The area may contain even more lichen species yet to be discovered.
Vieraslajit.fi, the primary channel for information on invasive alien species, has been renewed
Data on invasive alien species is more easily and comprehensively available on the updated vieraslajit.fi website. Content providers in the data service, maintained by the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) and edited by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).
Strangers in the night – A new species of mammal may have been found in Africa’s montane forests
A research team from the University of Helsinki has discovered a tree hyrax in the Taita Hills, Kenya, which may belong to a species previously unknown to science.
“Cradle of Mankind” – can you help to transcribe African vertebrate fossil specimen cards into a database?
A Memorandum of Understanding has been established between the National Museums of Kenya and the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luomus). This co-operation between the institutions has enabled a project of entering fossil specimen data into a collection management system.
What kinds of birds do you find especially amazing? Let us know, and take part in a citizen science project
A new project by the Finnish Natural History Museum at the University of Helsinki lets you rate bird species by their appearance. Try the online app and tell us which birds you find the most beautiful.
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