Invasive Alien Species in Finland

Welcome to Invasive Alien Species Portal!

Here you can find help for identification and also report observations of invasive alien species. The pages contain information, images and distribution maps of invasive species in Finland. There are also instructions on how to safely dispose invasive species, if you happen to encounter any on your premises.

What is an alien species?

Alien species are organisms that have spread to a new area through human action, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Legislation of alien species

The EU Regulation 1143/2014 
Act of Managing the Risk Caused by Alien Species (1709/2015)
Government Decree on Managing the Risk Caused by Alien Species (704/2019)

 See also

Finland's National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species
Management plan to prevent invasive alien species II 
Management plan to prevent invasive alien species I  

 

Permits for keeping an invasive alien species for research purposes

Permits issued so far:

Permit to carry out research

 

Komission hyväksynnät supikoiraa koskevan turkistarhauksen jatkamisesta

Kansallinen lupa haitallisen vieraslajin supikoiran pitämiseksi tarhaustarkoituksessa (31.1.2019)

 

The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species

The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species, appointed by the Council of State, is Finland’s national expert body in matters concerning invasive alien species. Its key tasks include following the implementation of the invasive alien species legislation and awareness raising of the impacts and management measures concerning invasive alien species.

The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species (in Finnish)

Contact

Relating to content: vieraslajiportaali@luke.fi