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Mission of the organisation

WWF-Finland works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

WWF-Finland influences decision-making, conducts field projects, produces reports, and engages people in conservation.

Area of expertise

  • Species conservation
  • Volunteer training and management
  • Regional Sea Conventions (HELCOM)
  • Stakeholder engagement

EUROWA Charter signed in 2020

Involvement in European Preparedness/EUROWA since 2015

Partner organisation

WWF Finland

Describe your job

I work mostly on marine policy on a national, regional, and European level, but also with oil spill response and oiled wildlife response management, coordinating the contributions of volunteers.

How would you explain your job to a five year old?

I try to make sure that all the animals and plants in the sea have a clean and calm space to live in

What do you love most about your job?

That every day is different, and that I get to work with so many different aspects of marine conservation and so many brilliant people.

What are the trickiest situations you face as part of your job.

Avoiding frustration due to the slow pace of decision-making when it comes to marine conservation.

What was your dream occupation as a child?

I wanted to be a whale biologist

If you were a superhero, what would your secret power be and why?

I would be able to restore degraded ecosystems, like bleached coral reefs, with a snap of my fingers.

How can people get in touch with you?

General Assembly members
Vanessa Ryan
Teemu Niinimaki
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