The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species

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The Finnish Advisory Board for Invasive Alien Species, appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is Finland’s national expert body in matters and policy definitions concerning invasive alien species.

Its key tasks include following and coordinating the implementation of the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and the related legislation. The Board monitors the distribution and harmfulness of alien species and the progress of control measures. It can also make suggestions and proposals for required measures and risk assessments, and maintain lists of alien species.

The Finnish Advisory Board's  Invasive Alien Species’ Monitoring Unit aims to support the Board’s efforts in the implementation of the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species through the development of monitoring and by following control measures. The Monitoring Unit’s term of office is 9 December 2013-31 May 2018. The Unit’s tasks include:

  • Monitoring data concerning the distribution of invasive alien species in Finland and their migration to Finland
  • Monitoring success in controlling invasive alien species
  • Developing the monitoring of alien species

More at Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: http://mmm.fi/vieraslajiasioiden-neuvottelukunta (in Finnish)

Advisory Board 

member

deputy

organisation

Johanna Niemivuo-Lahti, Chair.

 

Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Esko Hyvärinen, Vice Chair

Aulikki Alanen

Ministry of the Environment

Ralf Lopian

Johanna Nykyri

Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Hannu Kukkonen

Hanna Ranta

Evira

Susanna Koivujärvi

Erkki Poikolainen

Finnish Transport Agency

Anita Mäkinen

Ville-Veikko Intovuori

Trafi

Jukka Salonen

Irene Vänninen

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Tuula Kurikka

Maarit Kaukonen

Metsähallitus

Anne Uimari

Antti Pouttu

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Lauri Urho

Kaarina Kauhala

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Mikko Toivola

Marko Svensberg

Finnish Wildlife Agency

Maiju Lehtiniemi

 

The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)

Harry Helmisaari

 

The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)

Heli Lampela

Jarkko Keskinen

Customs

Leena Lehtomaa

Tapio Aalto

ELY Centre, Southwest Finland

Timo J. Hokkanen

 

ELY Centre, North Karelia

Päivi Kippo-Edlund

Jari-Pekka Pääkkönen

City of Helsinki

Petri Nummi

 

University of Helsinki

Miira Riipinen

Marko Nurmikolu

Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Arto Kurtto

Risto Väinölä

LUOMUS Finnish Museum of Natural History

Mika Virtanen

Lea Jylhä

Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners [MTK]

Jyri Uimonen

 

Central Organisation for Finnish Horticulture

Tapani Veistola

Markus Seppälä

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC)

Panu Kunttu

Teemu Niinimäki

WWF

Secretariat: Erja Huusela-Veistola, Secretary General (Luke), Aino-Maija Alanko (Evira), Kaarina Kauhala (Luke)

Updated 1.10.2015 - English version posted 10.05.2017