Temporary protection closure of a land area
- Nationwide except the Åland Islands
- Public service
A land owner can propose a site for protection under the METSO Programme for conservation purposes. The ELY Centre may also propose closure, for example, to protect a breeding site of the Siberian flying squirrel.
If the site is deemed suitable for protection, an agreement is concluded and appended to the cadastre.
Temporary protection closure orders help promote biodiversity. The land owner will be compensated for any economic losses.
Do the following
Detailed information, instructions and forms are provided in the Metsonpolku online service. The electronic form is the preferred communication method.
To whom and on what terms
In order to use the service, you will need the cadastre ID of the site in question.
Further information about whether your site is suitable for a protection closure order is available from the Metsonpolku online service and the website of the Ministry of the Environment.
The service is free of charge.