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Wild forest raindeer are now on WWF live video broadcast

12.04.2018

A live video broadcast from the Lauhanvuori national park has started. The World Wildlife Fund operates a 24/7 nature live video broadcasts showing the life and habitats of several endangered species: the Saimaa ringed seal, the osprey, the flying squirrel and now the wild Finnish forest reindeer. The live feed can be found by navigating to https://luontolive.wwf.fi/en/forest-reindeer/

The Finnish forest reindeer is an original species of Finland. It was hunted to extinction some one hundred years ago. A population of these fine herbivores however survived in the Russian Karelia, and migrated back to Finland after the Second World War. In the 1980's parts of this population were reintroduced to the Northern Suomenselkä area. Now the MetsäpeuraLIFE project is reintroducing wild forest reindeer to the national parks of Lauhanvuori and Seitseminen. The project is managed by Metsähallitus.

More information about MetsäpeuraLIFE-project: https://www.suomenpeura.fi/en/home-page.html

Image: Mikko Rautiainen / Metsähallitus