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Former peat production area being transformed into wetland

October 24, 2023

This 38-hectare former peat production area in Finland, is being transformed into a diverse wetland. It has islands for birds to nest on and different depths of water. Wetlands offer shelter and nesting spots for birds and are a home to many different animals, plants, and insects. As part of our, Neova Group wide, biodiversity plan, we’re increasing the number of bird nests and collaborating with local stakeholders to boost biodiversity.

The local environmental association has already put up 15 birdhouses and nest structures in this Satamakeidas wetland in Honkajoki (Finland), different types of homes for different birds. The plants in the area provide a great start for even more plants and animals in the wetland. As plants break down and grow, they create conditions that help water-dwelling bugs thrive. This is good for many wetland creatures, like birds, amphibians, and mammals.

The Neova Group, where Kekkilä-BVB is a part of, is dedicated to boosting biodiversity. We’ve set ambitious goals to restore areas once used for peat production. We are doing this by creating wetlands such as this and planting trees in other selected locations.

If you want to learn more about our biodiversity goals and wetland projects, check out our Sustainability reports