Jokeri Light Rail
In the Jokeri Light Rail project, biodiversity has been taken into account in planning and other activities in several different ways. Among other things, the project has built dry meadows on the ramps of the track creating a habitat for rare insect and butterfly species. The project has also tackled various invasive alien species that pose a threat to biodiversity conservation. In addition, felled trees have been left as ground trees along the Jokeri Light Rail to secure the continuum of wood decay, and endangered thick-shelled river mussels have been moved from under the bridges.
Nesting boxes have been acquired and installed for flying squirrels. Also the conditions of the fish population have been improved in the Mustapuro and Mätäjoki rivers, where we delivered natural stones and people to help with the improvement project, so that young trouts would have a safe shallow area to grow.