WWF works to protect Finland's northern habitats and species like the Saimaa ringed seal and Lesser White-fronted Goose.
Finland’s warm winter threatens next generation of Saimaa ringed seals
Finland’s exceptionally warm winter has brought very little ice and snow - critical components for the arrival of the next generation of endangered Saimaa ringed seal pups.Read more
How we work
As Finland's climate warms, the country is seeing less snow cover. WWF is helping the extremely endangered Saimaa ringed sealsfind suitable places to nest by creating man-made snow banks.
Finland chairs the Arctic Council from 2016 to 2018. WWF is an official observer at the council, and contributes to the council's work in promoting sustainability, conducting research, and in providing direction to minimize environmental damage from human activities.