Tag: Saimaa

  • YLE: Kenyan students in Finland may lose their right to study due to unpaid tuition fees

    YLE: Kenyan students in Finland may lose their right to study due to unpaid tuition fees

    The due date of the last collection letter was 28 February 2023. Ari SivulaTAMK’s vice-rector told public radio yesterday that the payment has not been received. “We need to find someone to foot the bill. Education is not free,” he said, confirming that non-payment of fees would prevent students from continuing their studies. “We will […]

  • WWF is relocating endangered Saimaa grouse to increase the population

    WWF is relocating endangered Saimaa grouse to increase the population

    The last time conservationists took such action was in 1992.

  • YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    Slow recovery is explained by unfamiliarity. “Only 20 percent of the respondents belonging to the target groups of our target market stated that they knew something about Finland. In Great Britain and the United States, familiarity was only 10 percent. Kristiina HietasaariThe director of Visit Finland told YLE on Wednesday. Finland also did not make […]

  • The MPs reject the citizens’ initiative to ban net fishing in Saimaa

    The MPs reject the citizens’ initiative to ban net fishing in Saimaa

    In the area of ​​South-Eastern Finland lives the highly endangered Saimaa marten, which can get caught in nets and drown.

  • Early summer festivals attract a record audience

    Early summer festivals attract a record audience

    After two summer Covid restrictions, Finnish festivals have garnered a record number of participants this summer. The Ministry of Culture and Science announced earlier this month its initiative to promote the event industry by removing virtually all restrictions on Covid. At early summer festivals, the crowds have increased sharply. The Sideway Festival in Helsinki was […]

  • Saimaannorpa live camera back in high demand

    Saimaannorpa live camera back in high demand

    The Wildlife Conservation Group (WWF) re-launched its popularity Norppalive webcast for the seventh year in a row on Wednesday. The live broadcast, which attracts millions of viewers every year, broadcasts a live image of one of the Saimaa ringed seal’s favorite places. The Wildlife Foundation hopes that direct images will not only raise awareness of […]

  • Russian media: Kremlin may terminate Saimaa canal agreement if Finland joins NATO

    Russian media: Kremlin may terminate Saimaa canal agreement if Finland joins NATO

    Russia may decide to terminate Finland’s 50-year lease on the Saimaa canal if the Nordic country decides to join NATO, the Russian broadcaster Izvestia said. "As Russia’s relations with any country deteriorate, the agreements reached during better relations and then sensible can be revised. That would be quite natural," Dmitry Novikovthe vice-chairman of the Duma’s […]

  • Endangered Baltic ringed seals are featured live on WWF

    Endangered Baltic ringed seals are featured live on WWF

    WWF Finland has published a new live webcast of the Baltic Sea ringed seal living in the Baltic Sea archipelago. The Baltic ringed seals are close relatives of the Saimaa ringed seal, which has previously been the subject of popular webcasts. However, few people know that a species of seal also lives in the Finnish […]

  • Saimaa canal open on Monday 28.3

    Saimaa canal open on Monday 28.3

    Representatives agreed on the length of the protocol’s sailing period and the tentative opening date for the traffic season. A more specific opening date will be determined by ice and weather conditions and will be agreed through correspondence between the channel’s representatives. The representative of the Finnish Saimaa Canal is Minna KivimäkiChief of Staff of […]

  • Suomen ja Venäjän rajan ylittävä kanava avataan uudelleen ilman pakotteita

    Suomen ja Venäjän rajan ylittävä kanava avataan uudelleen ilman pakotteita

    Saimaan kanava avataan virallisesti jälleen maanantaina, vaikka liikenteen palautuminen riippuu jää- ja sääolosuhteista. Kanavaviranomaiset ilmoittivat perjantaina, että vuotuinen liikennekausi rajan ylittävällä vesiväylällä alkaa 28. maaliskuuta. Jäänmurto kanavalla ei kuitenkaan ole vielä alkanut. Mukaan Juuso KummalaLiikenneviraston (FTIA) infrastruktuurin pääsy- ja tiedotusjohtajan mukaan jäänmurtoyritykset näkevät Saimaan kanavalle tulemisen riskialttiina. "He pelkäävät, että merestä saapuvat jäänmurtaja-alukset voivat jäädä […]

  • With the education reform, students must complete at least five subjects in the matriculation examination

    With the education reform, students must complete at least five subjects in the matriculation examination

    In the future, the changes to the Finnish matriculation examination that will take effect on Tuesday will require at least five subjects to pass the exam. The baccalaureate degree is completed at the end of secondary education and is a key factor in deciding whether students are eligible for university. "There are quite a few […]

  • See: Yle starts “Bird table” streaming

    As the human hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush subsides and the Christmas rush descends, a variety of hustle and bustle continues in the courtyards and gardens across the country – especially if it involves a bird feeding table. "Finns are very active feeders of birds," The main curator of the Natural History Museum […]

  • It has not yet been agreed to continue Russian timber transportation through the Saimaa canal

    It has not yet been agreed to continue Russian timber transportation through the Saimaa canal

    Russia is still planning to stop transporting timber through the Saimaa canal, and the bilateral economic policy body will not resolve the matter on Thursday. If this is implemented, the change would reduce the channel’s traffic by a third from early November. Finland wanted to get Russia to reconsider the matter at a meeting of […]

  • Traveling to Finland makes it easier for Russian cottage owners

    Traveling to Finland makes it easier for Russian cottage owners

    Until this week, Russian citizens who have wanted to spend time in their Finnish summer cottages have been required to show compelling reasons for entry due to restrictions related to the coronavirus. On Monday, this requirement has been removed. For some time now, Russian holiday home owners had been trying to get to their properties […]

  • The live stream of the Saimaa seal will close soon after the site is found

    The live stream of the Saimaa seal will close soon after the site is found

    Popular webcam The Saimaan ring will be streamed on Thursday from 11.30 am. Since the launch of direct online communication just over three weeks ago, the online broadcast has gathered an online audience of millions of people who want to take a look at rare and endangered species in their natural habitat. According to WWF […]

  • Deer loose: Deer are wild in Lappeenranta

    Deer loose: Deer are wild in Lappeenranta

    Two-year-old deer calves were spotted on Monday in the center of Lappeenranta. The young animals were seen in the parking garage of the town hall, in the Louhenpuisto park and near the municipal swimming pool. In a separate event, a car collided with a deer on the way to Lappeenranta Airport, close to the city […]

  • Newt News You Can Use: A rare amphibian gets its own stream

    Newt News You Can Use: A rare amphibian gets its own stream

    The highly endangered gray hawk living in a forest pond near Joensuu is the latest growing Finnish YouTube star in nature reserves, founded by the WWF Finland conservation group. The trontti is the rarest amphibian in Finland, and with a few exceptions, lives only in Åland and North Karelia. During the cold winter months, the […]

  • Rare Lake Saimaa condenses back into streaming, now with sound

    Rare Lake Saimaa condenses back into streaming, now with sound

    WWF Finland has published the popular one webcam included the Saimaa ring for the sixth year. Be called "Norppalive" In Finnish, the live streams present rocks favored by rare seals as a resting place and scratching their winter coats. This year’s streaming started on Wednesday morning and featured sound for the first time. Over the […]

  • A few Saimaa seal pups lost last winter

    A few Saimaa seal pups lost last winter

    The number of seal pups that died before wintering from winter density varies from year to year. According to preliminary data from the latest study, nesting in these few freshwater mammals generally succeeded quite well this year. Annual surveys are conducted to evaluate Saimaa’s tire values. They are one of the rarest seal species in […]

  • Saimaa received UNESCO Geopark status

    Saimaa received UNESCO Geopark status

    The Saimaa region has been granted UNESCO’s global Geopark status, the UN Cultural and Scientific Institute announced on Thursday. The situation is a recognition that the Saimaa Geopark has met strict criteria, including the requirement that the area be inhabited by an internationally significant geological heritage. "UNESCO’s position is a very important international recognition for […]

  • See: Ringed seal puppy relaxing in the sun

    WWF Regional Director Ismo Marttinen got a rare video of a young Saimaa ringed puppy in Taipalsaari in the southern part of Lake Saimaa last weekend. The environmental organization WWF said that puppies born this spring may face more dangers than those born in previous years, because there are currently no fishing limits in force […]

  • The number of Saimaa ring fluid starts

    The number of Saimaa ring fluid starts

    The annual count of endangered Saimaa tire nests has begun. The purpose of the counter is to give an estimate of how many ringed seals were born during the winter. More than 100 people, many of them volunteers from the Saimaa region, will take part in the process, which will last a few weeks. The […]

  • NGOs are working to tighten fishing rules to protect endangered Saimaa seals

    NGOs are working to tighten fishing rules to protect endangered Saimaa seals

    New provisions have been proposed to restrict fishing in the habitat of endangered Saimaa seals, one of the rarest seal species in the world. According to the proposal, fishing restrictions would be imposed on a larger area of ​​the extensive Lake Saimaa system in Eastern Finland, which is the only place where the species occurs. […]

  • Thursday’s papers: Lapland’s excursions away, Korona delays retirement, Saimaa leans towards UNESCO

    Thursday’s papers: Lapland’s excursions away, Korona delays retirement, Saimaa leans towards UNESCO

    Britain’s largest travel agency, TUI, announced this week that it will cancel all package tours from the UK and Ireland to Lapland between November and December. Daily Helsingin sanomat newspaper, Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Center) has accused Finland of delaying the finalization of a new travel policy which determines who can visit the […]

  • The population of the Saimaa seal is believed to have increased

    The population of the Saimaa seal is believed to have increased

    Researchers from Metsähallitus, the Finnish State Agency for Forests, Parks and Wildlife, believe that Saimaa ringed seals, highly endangered freshwater species, occur in the eastern lake area of ​​the county. Metsähallitus bases its assessment on observations made in annual surveys of frosts that seals dig into frozen lakes for the birth of chicks. According to […]

  • Covid gets Finns to volunteer in record numbers

    Covid gets Finns to volunteer in record numbers

    A record number of people in Finland choose volunteering as a way to help others during the coronavirus crisis, according to the results of an online volunteer service survey Volunteering. For example, the mental health organization Mieli said it would get hundreds of contacts from those interested in volunteering during the spring. Demand for places […]