Seal pup eating snow

WWF Finland has been involved in the effort to help the Saimaa ringed seal by piling up snow on Lake Saimaa’s ice to form man-made snow banks in order to help the seals build nests and give birth. This past winter, nearly 280 artificial snow banks were made, which saved the nesting season of the Saimaa ringed seal. The seals gave birth to 81 pups this year and 90 percent of them were born in man-made snow banks. Learn more about WWF's efforts to save the Saimaa ringed seals.

  • Date: June 15, 2017
  • Author: Juha Taskinen / WWF