Department of the Natural Environment

The Department of the Natural Environment deals with issues relating to

  • nature conservation
  • landscape management
  • recreational use of natural areas
  • protection of surface and ground water, marine protection
  • ecological sustainability and environmental protection within forestry and agriculture, extraction of earth materials, and other uses of natural resources and agricultural landscapes
  • environmental impact assessments
  • regional cooperation in environmental protection projects

Tapio Heikkilä, Image Bank of the Environmental Administration

Head of Department
Ari Niiranen, Director General, tel. +358 50 305 4998,, Twitter: @AriNiiranen

Secretary, Department of the Natural Environment
Ritva Illman, Secretary, tel. +358 50 364 7359, fax +358 9 1603 9346,

Published 2013-03-20 at 13:54, updated 2017-07-17 at 9:02