Conservation and management

Hoito on tärkeää Vanhankaupunginlahden lajiston monimuotoisuudelle ja säilymiselle. Hoito takaa myös miellyttävän retkeilykokemuksen. Kuva: Taina Tervo

Management is not only important for the biodiversity and preservation of Vanhankaupunginlahti’s flora and fauna, but also ensures a pleasant hiking experience for visitors. Photo: Taina Tervo

Often recognised

Vanhankaupunginlahti’s uniqueness as a nature conservation site has been recognised in several surveys and conservation programmes, which have highlighted the area’s importance to bird life in particular. The area’s other important values include the different habitats, such as various types of forests and the open estuary, and the amounts of wood-decaying fungi, which are expected to further increase as the forests develop. The area also has many as-of-yet unexplored environments, and more information is needed in regard to the area’s butterflies and other insects, for example.