Botania, the Botanic Garden of the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, is the only botanic garden in the interior of Finland and the northernmost tropical butterfly garden in the world, and home for the world famous talking Triton Cockatoo Juuso and her four parrot friends. Thus, Botania is an incomparable unit among Finnish botanical gardens. It is not only an important university level experiment station and an educational target for any school level but also a fascinating attraction to ordinary people.

However, on 21st of January 2012, under financial pressure and functional reorganization, the university decided to close down Botania.

We shall continue the petition to the end of the year!

For more information:

Finnish version of the petition:
Status of the petitions on 12. Feb: over 11,000 signatures!

Dr. Markku A. Huttunen, Scientific Curator    Contact the author of the petition