Latest news from The Finnish museum of natural history
The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years ago revealed thousands of square kilometres of new, fertile land in eastern Finland.
Current instructions on retaining a few trees in clear-cut areas do not go far enough to protect the breeding or resting habitat of the flying squirrel.
Sea captain and self-taught botanist Markku Häkkinen has studied wild bananas for nearly 30 years. Now he has found the new species to science.