Finland is a land of forests and lakes. Forests cover more than two-thirds of the country and lakes and rivers more then one-tenth. Finland has about 56 000 lakes larger than a hectare. The largest of these is Lake Saimaa. Finland, with the largest unspoilt wilderness in Europe, is home to many rare plants, birds, fish, fungi and animals. Large predators, such as the wolverine, the brown bear, the wolf, and the lynx are on the increase there. Forests, lakes and rivers are also home to many species of birds, among them the largest birds of prey, the golden eagle and the white-tailed eagle. Rivers and coastal regions are a fishing paradise. There are manykinds of fish, for example, salmon and rainbow trout.
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