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Alder buckthorn
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Alder buckthornRHAMNUS FRANGULAOther vascular plants
Alpine bulrush
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Alpine bulrushTRICHOPHORUM ALPINUMOther vascular plants
Angular solomon`s seal
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Angular solomon`s sealPOLYGONATUM ODORATUMOther vascular plants
Antrodia serialis
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Antrodia serialisANTRODIA SERIALISSaprotrophic fungi
Arctic bramble
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Arctic brambleRUBUS ARCTICUSOther vascular plants
Aspen
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AspenPOPULUS TREMULATrees
Bare rock
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Bare rockSpecialized species are adapted to bare rock habitats.Key biotopes
Bearberry
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BearberryARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSIOther vascular plants
Bell omphalina 
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Bell omphalina XEROMPHALINA CAMPANELLASaprotrophic fungi
Berry picking
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Berry pickingWild berries are Nordic superfoods.Multiple use of forests
Big shaggy-moss
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Big shaggy-mossRHYTIDIADELPHUS TRIQUETRUSMosses
Bilberry 
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Bilberry VACCINIUM MYRTILLUSOther vascular plants
 Bird watching
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 Bird watchingBirds are essential part of forest nature.Multiple use of forests
Black grouse
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Black grouseLYRURUS TETRIXBirds
Black woodpecker
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Black woodpeckerDRYOCOPUS MARTIUSBirds
Bog arum
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Bog arumCALLA PALUSTRISOther vascular plants
Bog bilberry
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Bog bilberryVACCINIUM ULIGINOSUMOther vascular plants
Bogbean
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BogbeanMENYANTHES TRIFOLIATAOther vascular plants
Bombus schrencki
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Bombus schrenckiBOMBUS SCHRENCKIInsects
Boreal owl
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Boreal owlAEGOLIUS FUNEREUSBirds
Bracken
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BrackenPTERIDIUM PINETORUMOther vascular plants
Brook
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BrookBrooks are small waterways with many functions.Key biotopes
Brown bear
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Brown bearURSUS ARCTOSMammals
Chickweed-wintergreen
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Chickweed-wintergreenLYSIMACHIA EUROPAEAOther vascular plants
Cleft bog-moss
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Cleft bog-mossSPHAGNUM RIPARIUMMosses
Cliff
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CliffCliffs are shady and moist habitats.Key biotopes
Climacocystis borealis
Climacocystis borealisCLIMACOCYSTIS BOREALISSaprotrophic fungi
Cloudberry
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CloudberryRUBUS CHAMAEMORUSOther vascular plants
Clustered bellflower
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Clustered bellflowerCAMPANULA GLOMERATAOther vascular plants
Common alder
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Common alderALNUS GLUTINOSATrees
Common blackbird
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Common blackbirdTURDUS MERULABirds
Common chaffinch
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Common chaffinchFRINGILLA COELEBSBirds
Common crane
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Common craneGRUS GRUSBirds
Common cuckoo
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Common cuckooCUCULUS CANORUSBirds
Common frog
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Common frogRANA TEMPORARIAAmphibians
Common goldeneye
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Common goldeneyeBUCEPHALA CLANGULABirds
Common haircap
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Common haircapPOLYTRICHUM COMMUNEMosses
Common juniper
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Common juniperJUNIPERUS COMMUNISTrees
Common oak
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Common oakQUERCUS ROBURTrees
Common toad
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Common toadBUFO BUFOAmphibians
Cranberry
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CranberryVACCINIUM OXYCOCCOSOther vascular plants
Cranberry blue
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Cranberry blueAGRIADES OPTILETEInsects
Crowberry
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CrowberryEMPETRUM NIGRUMOther vascular plants
Cuckoo flower
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Cuckoo flowerCardamine pratensisOther vascular plants
Cup lichens
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Cup lichensCLADONIALichens
Dandelion
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DandelionTARAXACUM OFFICINALEOther vascular plants
Deadwood
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DeadwoodDeadwood is one of the key elements for biodiversity.Sustainable forestry
Dwarf birch
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Dwarf birchBETULA NANATrees
Early coralroot
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Early coralrootCORALLORHIZA TRIFIDAOther vascular plants
Early marsh-orchid
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Early marsh-orchidDACTYLORHIZA INCARNATAOther vascular plants
Eastern pasque flower
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Eastern pasque flowerPULSATILLA PATENSOther vascular plants
Elk
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ElkAlces alcesMammals
Eurasian blackcap
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Eurasian blackcapSYLVIA ATRICAPILLABirds
Eurasian blue tit
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Eurasian blue titPARUS CAERULEUSBirds
Eurasian lynx
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Eurasian lynxLYNX LYNX Mammals
Eurasian three-toed woodpecker
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Eurasian three-toed woodpeckerPICOIDES TRIDACTYLUSBirds
Eurasian wren
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Eurasian wrenTROGLODYTES TROGLODYTESBirds
European robin
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European robinERITHACUS RUBECULABirds
Figwort
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FigwortSCROPHULARIA NODOSAOther vascular plants
Fire habitat project 
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Fire habitat project Habitats for fire-dependent species are created by controlled burnings.Sustainable forestry
Fireweed
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FireweedCHAMAENERION ANGUSTIFOLIUMOther vascular plants
Fly honeysuckle
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Fly honeysuckleLONICERA XYLOSTEUMOther vascular plants
Forest protection
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Forest protectionForests with most significant nature values are protected.Sustainable forestry
Four spotted leaf beetle
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Four spotted leaf beetleCLYTRA QUADRIPUNCTATAInsects
Four-spotted chaser
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Four-spotted chaserLIBELLULA QUADRIMACULATAInsects
Germander speedwell
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Germander speedwellVERONICA CHAMAEDRYSOther vascular plants
Goat willow
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Goat willowSALIX CAPREAOther vascular plants
Goldcrest
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GoldcrestREGULUS REGULUSBirds
Great spotted woodpecker
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Great spotted woodpeckerDENDROCOPOS MAJORBirds
Green hairstreak
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Green hairstreakCALLOPHRYS RUBIInsects
Green-flowered wintergreen
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Green-flowered wintergreenPYROLA CHLORANTHAOther vascular plants
Grove
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GroveGroves are lush habitats rich in species.Key biotopes
Hare’s-tail cottongrass
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Hare’s-tail cottongrassEriophorum vaginatumOther vascular plants
Energy wood harvesting 
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Energy wood harvesting Forests are a source of renewable energy.Sustainable forestry
Hazel
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HazelCORYLUS AVELLANAOther vascular plants
Heath spotted orchid
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Heath spotted orchidDACTYLORHIZA MACULATAOther vascular plants
Heather
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HeatherCALLUNA VULGARISOther vascular plants
Herb christopher
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Herb christopherACTAEA SPICATAOther vascular plants
Herb-paris
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Herb-parisPARIS QUADRIFOLIA Other vascular plants
Heterobasidion parviporum 
Heterobasidion parviporum HETEROBASIDION PARVIPORUMSaprotrophic fungi
Iceland moss 
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Iceland moss CETRARIA ISLANDICALichens
Interrupted club-moss
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Interrupted club-mossSPINULUM ANNOTINUMOther vascular plants
Juniper haircap
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Juniper haircapPOLYTRICHUM JUNIPERINUMMosses
Knights plume moss
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Knights plume moss PTILIUM CRISTA-CASTRENSIS Mosses
Labrador tea
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Labrador teaRHODODENDRON TOMENTOSUMOther vascular plants
Lady fern
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Lady fernATHYRIUM FILIX-FEMINAOther vascular plants
Common reed
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Common reedPHRAGMITES AUSTRALISOther vascular plants
Large pine weevil
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Large pine weevilHYLOBIUS ABIETISInsects
Leafy hawkweed
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Leafy hawkweedHIERACIUM UMBELLATUMOther vascular plants
Lesser butterfly-orchid
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Lesser butterfly-orchidPLATANTHERA BIFOLIAOther vascular plants
Lesser twayblade
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Lesser twaybladeNEOTTIA CORDATAOther vascular plants
Lily of the valley
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Lily of the valleyCONVALLARIA MAJALISOther vascular plants
Lingonberry 
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Lingonberry VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEAOther vascular plants
Lingzhi mushroom
Lingzhi mushroomGANODERMA LUCIDUMSaprotrophic fungi
Long beech fern 
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Long beech fern PHEGOPTERIS CONNECTILISOther vascular plants
Male fern
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Male fernDRYOPTERIS FILIX-MASOther vascular plants
Marsh horsetail
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Marsh horsetailEQUISETUM PALUSTREOther vascular plants
Marsh lousewort
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Marsh lousewortPEDICULARIS PALUSTRISOther vascular plants
Marsh thistle
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Marsh thistleCIRSIUM PALUSTREOther vascular plants
Marsh violet
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Marsh violetViola palustrisOther vascular plants
May lily 
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May lily MAIANTHEMUM BIFOLIUMOther vascular plants
Meadowsweet
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MeadowsweetFILIPENDULA ULMARIAOther vascular plants
Mezereon
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MezereonDAPHNE MEZEREUMOther vascular plants
Moorland clouded yellow
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Moorland clouded yellowCOLIAS PALAENOInsects
Mountain everlasting
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Mountain everlastingANTENNARIA DIOICAOther vascular plants
Mouse-ear hawkweed
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Mouse-ear hawkweedPILOSELLA OFFICINARUMOther vascular plants
Mushroom picking
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Mushroom pickingPicking wild mushrooms is popular in Finland.Multiple use of forests
Natural state mire
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Natural state mireNatural mires store carbon and are valuable for biodiversity.Key biotopes
Northern pike
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Northern pikeEsox lucius
Norway maple
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Norway mapleACER PLATANOIDESTrees
One-flowered wintergreen
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One-flowered wintergreenMONESES UNIFLORAOther vascular plants
Orienteering
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OrienteeringOrienteering combines exercise and enjoyment in forest nature.Multiple use of forests
Orpine
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OrpineHYLOTELEPHIUM TELEPHIUMOther vascular plants
Osprey protection
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Osprey protectionOsprey benefits from long-term conservation work.Sustainable forestry
Overleaf pellia
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Overleaf pelliaPELLIA EPIPHYLLAMosses
Perch
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PerchPerca fluviatilis
Phellinus chrysoloma
Phellinus chrysolomaPHELLINUS CHRYSOLOMASaprotrophic fungi
Phellinus populicola
Phellinus populicolaPHELLINUS POPULICOLASaprotrophic fungi
Phellinus punctatus
Phellinus punctatusPHELLINUS PUNCTATUSSaprotrophic fungi
Planting 
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Planting Planting is the starting point for new forest growth.Sustainable forestry
Pycnoporellus fulgens
Pycnoporellus fulgensPYCNOPORELLUS FULGENSSaprotrophic fungi
Ragged robin
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Ragged robinLYCHNIS FLOS-CUCULIOther vascular plants
Raspberry
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RaspberryRUBUS IDAEUSOther vascular plants
Red belt conk
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Red belt conkFOMITOPSIS PINICOLASaprotrophic fungi
Red squirrel 
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Red squirrel SCIURUS VULGARISMammals
Red-backed shrike
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Red-backed shrikeLANIUS COLLURIOBirds
Red-necked footman
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Red-necked footmanATOLMIS RUBRICOLLISInsects
Red-stemmed feathermoss
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Red-stemmed feathermossPLEUROZIUM SCHREBERIMosses
Regeneration area
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Regeneration area Many species are adapted to live in open enviroments.Sustainable forestry
Regeneration felling
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Regeneration fellingAfter a forest stand reaches maturity—after around 60 to 120 years—its growth slows and it is ready for felling.Sustainable forestry
Rose moss
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Rose mossRHODOBRYUM ROSEUMMosses
Scots pine
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Scots pinePINUS SYLVESTRISTrees
Seedling stand management
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Seedling stand managementSeedling stand management is important for good forests growth.Sustainable forestry
Small cow-wheat
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Small cow-wheatMELAMPYRUM SYLVATICUMOther vascular plants
Small-leaved lime
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Small-leaved limeTILIA CORDATA Trees
Soil preparation
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Soil preparationForest soil is prepared for next tree generation.Sustainable forestry
Song thrush
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Song thrushTURDUS PHILOMELOSBirds
Speckled wood 
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Speckled wood PARARGE AEGERIAInsects
Spiky bog-moss 
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Spiky bog-moss SPHAGNUM SQUARROSUMMosses
Spring
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SpringDischarging groundwater creates unique conditions.Key biotopes
Stair-step moss
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Stair-step mossHYLOCOMIUM SPLENDENSMosses
Star-tipped reindeer lichen
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Star-tipped reindeer lichenCLADONIA STELLARISLichens
Stinging nettle
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Stinging nettleURTICA DIOICAOther vascular plants
Thinning
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ThinningIn thinning, growing space for best trees is created.Sustainable forestry
Tinder fungus
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Tinder fungusFOMES FOMENTARIUSSaprotrophic fungi
Tormentil
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TormentilPOTENTILLA ERECTAOther vascular plants
Tree moss
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Tree mossCLIMACIUM DENDROIDESMosses
Tree species composition 
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Tree species composition Native tree species grow well and maintain biodiversity.Sustainable forestry
Tufted loosestrife
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Tufted loosestrifeLYSIMACHIA THYRSIFLORAOther vascular plants
Twinflower
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TwinflowerLINNAEA BOREALISOther vascular plants
Ural owl
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Ural owlSTRIX URALENSISBirds
Water avens
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Water avensGEUM RIVALEOther vascular plants
Water horsetail
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Water horsetailEQUISETUM FLUVIATILEOther vascular plants
Water lily
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Water lilyNYMPHAEAOther vascular plants
Water striders
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Water stridersGERRIDAEInsects
Waterfront forests
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Waterfront forestsForests around waters provide many benefits.Key biotopes
Waterway restoration
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Waterway restorationRestoration enhances aquatic biodiversity of flowing waters.Sustainable forestry
Wavy hair-grass
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Wavy hair-grassAVENELLA FLEXUOSAOther vascular plants
Western capercaillie
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Western capercaillieTETRAO UROGALLUSBirds
Whinchat
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WhinchatSAXICOLA RUBETRABirds
Whooper swan
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Whooper swanCYGNUS CYGNUSBirds
Wild pansy
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Wild pansyVIOLA TRICOLOROther vascular plants
Wild strawberry
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Wild strawberryFragaria vescaOther vascular plants
Willow warbler
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Willow warblerPHYLLOSCOPUS TROCHILUSBirds
Wonder violet
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Wonder violetVIOLA MIRABILISOther vascular plants
Wood anemone
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Wood anemoneANEMONE NEMOROSAOther vascular plants
Wood ant
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Wood antFORMICA RUFA COLL.Insects
Wood cranesbill
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Wood cranesbillGERANIUM SYLVATICUM Other vascular plants
Wood horsetail
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Wood horsetailEQUISETUM SYLVATICUMOther vascular plants
Wood millet
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Wood milletMILIUM EFFUSUMOther vascular plants
Yellow iris
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Yellow irisIris pseudacorusOther vascular plants
Zigzag clover
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Zigzag cloverTRIFOLIUM MEDIUM Other vascular plants