Welcome to the Finnish 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. All species of the national invasives check-list are not represented here yet, but information will be completed soon.
What is an alien species?
Alien species are organisms that have spread to a new area through human action, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
The following pages are available only in Finnish
- Sopimukset - International conventions
- Kansallisen vieraslajistrategian toimenpideohjelma - Action Plan on the National Strategy
- Haitallisten vieraslajien torjuntaan erilaisia rahoituslähteitä - Funding sources for prevention and eradication of alien species
- Julkaisuja ja selvityksiä - Publications
- Hankkeiden tapahtumia - Events organized by invasive alien species projects
- Act of Managing the Risk Caused by Alien Species (1709/2015)
- Government Decree on Invasive Alien Species of National Concern (1725/2015)
- These official translations were made available June 6th, 2016.
- Alien species information at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- Finland´s National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species was adopted in May 2012
- The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the national expert body in matters concerning invasive alien species
- The EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species was adopted in October 2014