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Spanish slug. Photo: Uudo Timm
22.07.2020

Environmental Board gathers information on the spread of an invasive slug species

Brought to Estonia in potted plants and soil from Southern countries, the Spanish slug now spreads exponentially due to the warm winter. The Environmental Board has now released an application teokaart.keskkonnaamet.ee that people can use to submit information concerning the spread of the Spanish...
Full session of the Riigikogu. Photo for illustrative purposes only. Photo: Erik Peinar
18.06.2020

Riigikogu approves merger of Environmental Board and Environmental Inspectorate

On June 17th the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) passed changes to the law that will result in the merger of the Environmental Board and the Environmental Inspectorate on 1 January 2021. The merged agency will go by the name of the Environmental Board. The Environmental Board and the...
Keskkonnaameti Tallinna kontori uks.
20.03.2020

Environmental Board continues its services

Due to the emergency situation in Estonia the Environmental Board has substituted normal office hours to working from home (teleworking). Our main services are carried on to clients and partners via e-services, also via e-mail and telephone. All public events and environmental education training...
Estonian Environmental Board office in Tallinn.
13.03.2020

Environmental Board implements collective tele-working

Depending on the situation and wishing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Environment Board staff will be implementing tele-working from March 13th 2020 until at least March 20th 2020. Therefore, it is not possible to meet face-to-face with our employees. All work is organized through...
Jõulukaart: lumine mets ja talvetee sinise taeva taustal. Foto: Eike Vunk
18.12.2019

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Photo: Erik Kosenkranius
02.12.2019

The Environmental Board restricts the import of waste into Estonia

Do you collect waste separately? Landfill is moving in the wrong direction, increasing steadily. Therefore, the Environmental Board restricts the import of waste into Estonia. One of the criteria for the success of waste policy is the volume of waste disposed of. The less waste goes to the...
Buy less, choose well.
02.12.2019

Waste must be collected separately at major events too!

The Environmental Board puts all the concert and festival goers at heart, that waste must be collected separately also at major events, because the subsequent sorting of waste is resource and time consuming, and sometimes even impossible. Many crowded major events are organzed in the summer,...
Photo: Erik Kosenkranius
02.12.2019

Environmental Board: disposal of waste to the waste management centre should be as convenient as doing the groceries

Prior to the “Let's do it” Day of Civil Actions on 4th May and the spring-cleaning time, the Environmental Board calls for local governments to find convenient solutions for waste disposal, such as extending the opening hours of waste management centres. In order to be properly managed, the...
Start of the hunting season. Photo: Aimar Rakko
02.12.2019

With the start of the hunting season, drivers need to be even more alert on the roads

The 1st October marked the start of a season of deer, wild boar, wild goat and red deer chasing, which can lead to more wild animals accidentally getting on the roads. “Drivers need to be even more attentive on non-built up roads as both hunting season and the alienation of inexperienced...
White-tailed eagle. Photo: Renno Nellis
02.12.2019

The white-tailed eagle conservation action plan will help protect the eagles

The Environmental Board's action plan for the conservation of white-tailed eagles for 2020-2024 sets forth the protection of known nesting sites for white-tailed eagles and as the most important protection measure, the securing of a logging ban during the nesting period. It is also important to...

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