Close-to-nature Finland has seven natural symbols, including a national fish, a national tree and even a national insect.
Finland’s new annual Nature Day highlights the joy and wellbeing the country’s beautiful natural settings can provide.
Slideshow and video: Multilingual Finnish app NatureGate makes it easy to identify and learn about plants and animals.
Gulf of Finland Year: See how Finland, Russia and Estonia are intensifying efforts to monitor and clean the Gulf of Finland.
Slideshow: The Recycling Factory promotes two trends of contemporary Finnish lifestyle: innovative design and sustainability issues.
Visit an innovative northern Finnish ecovillage that produces its own electricity outside the national power grid.
Finland, a leader in bottle and paper recycling, sets bold goals to cut the amount of household waste sent to landfills.
Finnish transport innovators are using communications technology creatively in flexible services that reduce eco-impact.
Two Finns find very different temp jobs: a shepherd in a national park and a high-flying ambassador for Finnish cleantech.
Unlike what its name might imply, Helvetinjärvi (Hell’s Lake) National Park offers peace and a feast for the senses.
Our reporter embarks on a safari on Finland’s largest lake, Lake Saimaa, to catch a glimpse of the world’s rarest seal.
Anyone may roam the Finnish countryside freely, no matter who owns the land, thanks to the concept of Everyman’s Right.
Just outside Helsinki, Haltia Finnish Nature Centre forms a showcase like no other for Finland’s wilderness and nature.
Five pioneering Finnish municipalities have achieved remarkable cuts in emissions, and the project is set to expand.
Finnish divers and marine biologists make exciting discoveries in a new underwater survey of the Baltic Sea (slideshow).
Finland leads a major international exercise testing readiness to clean up oil spills in the Baltic Sea.
Birds and birdwatchers flock north to Finland’s new national wetland conservation centre on Liminka Bay.
At an underground depth of 420 metres, Finland is building a final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel.
Have you ever wondered what mythical creatures might exist in Finland’s vast forests and lakes? See our field guide.
Join our tour of nature in Finland to see a complex, diverse country that can best be described by the word "contrast."
Finland’s 36th and 37th national parks encompass unspoilt forest near Helsinki and west coast marine territory.
Three large, fluffy eagle owl fledglings amuse nature-lovers right in downtown Helsinki as spring arrives in Finland.
A year after the Baltic Sea Action Summit, a follow-up event tracks the action taken to save the sea from pollution.
The Finns know weather – they experience quite a bit of it – and now Finnish meteorological know-how is in global demand.
Two Finnish designers are creating unique jewellery and donating the profits to efforts to clean up the overloaded ocean.
Green energy promoters around the world are watching eastern Finland, Europe’s leading region in sustainable wood energy.
Kvarken Archipelago: Thousands of islands are gradually emerging from the sea off Finland’s west coast – and Unesco has noticed.
The future looks bright for wildlife and ecotourism in southwestern Finland's Archipelago National Park after certification by PAN Parks.
An unprecedented summit to save the Baltic Sea convened in Helsinki on February 10, 2010.
No time to lose: The Baltic Sea Action Summit in Helsinki on February 10, 2010 focuses on saving the Baltic from looming ecological disaster.
This selection of minisites zooms in on the Northern Lights, the seemingly endless Saimaa lake system and the underwater world surrounding Finland's archipelago.
Winwind's 100-metre-tall wind power generators continue to sell despite the economic downturn.
With a catchment area spanning nine countries, the Baltic Sea is becoming overloaded.
Pick them yourself or buy them at the market: the season for berries and mushrooms lasts through summer and autumn.
You can observe shifting horizons, eerie ships and other mirages along the Finnish coastline.