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The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) — Luonnonsuojeluliitto

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) — Luonnonsuojeluliitto | Finland | Scoop.it
Only existing pop of Saimaa ringed seals is in Finland. A treasure existing nowehere else.
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VisitFinland - Spotting seals at Kolovesi National Park

VisitFinland -  Spotting seals at Kolovesi National Park | Finland | Scoop.it
With only 270 individuals in existence the Saimaa Ringed Seal is the most endangered animal in Finland. Kolovesi National Park, a paradise for paddlers in June, offers the best chance to spot one of these rare creatures.

The Saimaa Ringed Seals were separated from their seawater cousins after the last great ice age when Lake Saimaa, Finland's biggest lake, was cut off from the nearby Baltic Sea.
A primary reason for the establishment of Kolovesi National Park in 1990 was for the protection of this unique freshwater seal and its natural habitat. The park has the highest concentration of seals in Lake Saimaa.
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