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According to the animal atlas research carried out by the Environment Centre between 1995 and 1998 there is a particularly diverse range of animal species in Helsinki. It shows that despite the growth of the city many habitats important for living species have been preserved.

During the research 36 species of mammal were found. The most numerous being hares, squirrels, hedgehogs and foxes. Pine martens, otters and even lynx were also seen.

The large number of animal sightings made by Helsinki residents shows the extent of interest of Helsinki residents and their relationship with nature.

When the data from the animal atlas is combined with other sightings and surveys (in terms of the increase in the number of species the bat survey of 2003 has been the most important), there are currently 46 different species of mammal in Helsinki.


06.12.2019 18:33

Mammals occurring in the wild in Helsinki

Mammals occurring in the wild in Helsinki, and estimates of their generality and urbanisation.