Finnish Wildlife Management & Research Conference 2019


The annual Wildlife Management and Research Conference (Riistapäivät) takes place in Seinäjoki during 15-16 January, 2019. This year we will focus on Changes in Wildlife Management.

The theme will be discussed in two sessions: on Tuesday we will concentrate on climate change and interaction between species. On Wednesday we will take a look at the role of hunting and hunters in our ever-changing society.

>> Detailed programme

The conference language is Finnish; however, some of the presentations will be held in English.

Our conference venue is congress centre Frami, located near Seinäjoki city centre. An evening event will take place in Club Rytmikorjaamo where we can enjoy both local delicacies and entertaining live music.


Register by December 31

Registration closes at the end of the year. The number of participants is limited, so register soon! The participation fee is €200, or €120 for students. This includes both seminar days and also the event in Club Rytmikorjaamo on Tuesday evening. It is recommended that also accommodation is booked well in advance. Please see the page entitled Accommodation for more information about the hotels.

Free bus transportation will be organised between the hotels, Frami and Rytmikorjaamo. If you are planning on arriving to Frami by car, please see the page found at for parking instructions.

The registration for the conference has closed.


The Wildlife Management and Research Conference is an annual seminar for the Finnish wildlife consortium and for wildlife research. The conference is organised by Wildlife Service Finland (Metsähallitus), together with other organisations of the consortium.

Contact persons
Programme: Aku Ahlholm, aku.ahlholm(a), p. +358 40 481 4890
Practical matters, participation fees:
Petra Kova, petra.kova(a), tel. +358 40 648 5293
Helena Pallari, helena.pallari(a), tel. +358 50 396 0011
Information during the conference days: Laura Ticklén, laura.ticklen(a), tel. +358 40 480 6832


Congress centre Frami. Photo: Pasi Ahola.