Together we preserve the Finnish nature - be a force for nature!

We have over 30,000 individual members in about 160 local member associations in 15 county-based district organizations.

Kuva: Raisa Kyllikki Ranta

Forest protection

Approximately 36 percent of our endangered species live primarily in forests. Our policy related to forests is sustainable only when our species and forests are doing well. We seek to increase the level of preservation of our forests and have a say in how they’re used. We influence the preparation of environmental legislation and campaign for our forests that need to be preserved. We campaign against clear-cutting and promote more sustainable forest management.

Mire and water protection

Our goal is to end peat digging and protect Finland´s last mires in their natural state. Protecting our waters is crucial, since water is the basic element of all life on Earth. Everyone needs fresh pure water – and we at the FANC work in unison for the benefit of a cleaner Baltic sea and the thousands of lakes situated throughout our country. We work for a clean Baltic Sea and healthy freshwaters.

Climate action

Climate change is the biggest environmental threat of our time. The FANC works at home and abroad towards effective and efficient climate policy, which secures environmental wellbeing on all levels. Our climate work is diligent, hopeful and against cynicism. We root for political decision-making that tackles climate change on all levels. Our goal is strong environmental law, forbanned coal use after 2029 and global temperature rise of less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Legislative advocacy

Every Finn has the right to influence the way that we live. The FANC protects nature by partaking in the development of legislation that supports the government in achieving environmental victories. Our goal is ambitious environmental legislation that secures much-needed ecological sustainability.

Land use issues and protection of endangered species

As much as 11,9% of the Finnish nature´s species are endangered. We want a secure future for every species and biotope of the Finnish nature.

Nature management

We aim to preserve the biodiversity of traditional rural biotopes through low-intensity management. FANC directs a major project to eradicate various invasive species.

Learn about Finvasive LIFE project


We promote Finnish nature´s interests amid increasing mining activity. Our goal is an ecological reform in current mining legislation.

Saimaa ringed seal

Our symbol is Finland's only endemic mammal, the Saimaa ringed seal. Mankind is the sole enemy of the Saimaa ringed seal and net fishing is its greatest threat. We want to save Saimaa ringed seals from extinction.

Learn more about Saimaa ringed seal

International cooperation

Through international collaborations, we aim to achieve environmental preservation and human development.. At the moment, our collaborations focus on partnerships in natural forest protection in Russia and Madagascar. We assist local organizations and communities in implementing natural protection practices and fostering sustainable land use related to both our natural forests and swamplands.

The international label for sustainable energy EKOenergy

EKOenergy is an international non-profit ecolabel for energy, founded by the Finnish Association of Nature Conservation. EKOenergy acts as a bridge between project developers, energy suppliers, energy consumers and environmental organisations. EKOenergy´s mission is to promote the most sustainable forms of energy and to raise funds for additional climate and biodiversity protection.

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Support our work!

As a donator, you can choose to allocate your support for endangered species protection, forests, swamps and waters, climate-related work or as a general donation for Finnish nature. To help increase our impact and boost our achievement of environmental victories, we gratefully accept all support. You can use these following transaction details to donate:

Recipient: Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto Ry
Account number: FI2850000120443071 OKOYFIHH
Label: General / Forests, swamps and waters / Endangered species / Climate / Saimaa ringed seal

More donating options (in Finnish)

Executive Director Mr. Tapani Veistola