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ELF (Estonian Fund for Nature)

Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry

City: Tartu

Country: Estonia

Web site: http://www.elfond.ee

Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to nature conservation.

Its mission is to preserve endangered species and their habitats, natural landscapes and natural associations typical of Estonia.

It promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, raises environmental awareness in the society and seeks solutions for preserving a clean environment for future generations.

ELF is a politically and economically independent non-governmental organisation that provides society with the necessary expertise for nature conservation and helps unite the state and science institutions, businesses and active citizens in their efforts of protecting common natural resources.

Through ELF’s initiatives, natural parks and wildlife preserves have been established and extensive inventories to map Estonia’s natural resources have been carried out.

Scale of intervention : National

Keywords: woodland management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable woodland, continuous cover forestry, wetlands

Places: Estonia

Actors: NGO, multi-stakeholders, researcher/academic, forest owner

Methods: ouvrage, raising awareness, case study, knowledge collection, exchange of good practices

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