WWF works to protect Finland's northern habitats and species like the Saimaa ringed seal and Lesser White-fronted Goose.
Shoveling snow for seals
Winters are warmer in Finland due to climate change, which makes nesting more difficult for the extremely endangered Saimaa ringed seal. That’s why we grabbed our shovels and headed out to Lake Saimaa to help.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.