This webportal provides information on the urban nature sites of Helsinki and Tallinn. For the portal 10 most exciting and biodiverse green areas were selected from each city to introduce the natural heritage and nature values that exist within the cities.
The content is provided by the Environmental Services of Helsinki and the Environment Department of Tallinn City Government.
citynature.eu was created in collaboration with the Cities of Helsinki and Tallinn and Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn centre in a joint EU project ‘NATTOURS – Sustainable urban nature routes using new IT-solutions’ in 2016–2018.
In addition to the website, the project involved restoring old nature trails to make them accessible and building new ones. In Helsinki Vanhankaupunginlahti, the duckboards leading to Lammassaari island were converted into an accessible path, and an accessible bird watching platform was built next to the Lammassaari bird watching tower. In addition to this, the project involved restoring the path network on Harakka island. Both sites were also provided with new information boards.
In Tallinn, the project involved building accessible boardwalks in Kadriorg Park and Paljassaare peninsula as well as a new bird watching tower in Rocca al Mare. New information boards were installed at all three sites.
More information on the nature and green spaces of Helsinki is available on the City of Helsinki’s website.