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The species of the Baltic Sea have adapted to their environment. However, eutrophication is depriving them of their living space, and climate change is having unpredictable effects on the sea.


Nutrient load

The nutrients constantly leaching into the Baltic Sea create a cycle of eutrophication.

Climate crisis

Global warming is threatening the Baltic Sea’s ecosystem and biodiversity.

A sensitive environment

The Baltic Sea is a particularly sensitive and vulnerable due to its shallow waters and low salinity.



Act responsibly both on land and at sea

Ordinary citizens can protect or harm the Baltic Sea through their actions. It’s easy to understand that you will affect the state of the Baltic Sea by fishing, boating, holidaying at your summer cottage, or walking along the shore. However, grocery shopping or throwing things away also impacts the Baltic Sea.

Find ways of protecting the sea that best suit your daily life.

Protect your water area

Even privately owned water areas can be protected if they are home to rare species that need conservation. Landowners keen to protect their water areas have two options: establish a private conservation area or sell it to the State as a conservation area.

Donate to the Baltic Sea

Money is an easy and effective way to help. We will use your donations to protect valuable marine nature, reduce shipping emissions, and promote carbon farming, as it both enhances crop safety and prevents the eutrophication of bodies of water. We work with an extensive network of researchers and partners and strive to bring about lasting change rather than engaging in one-off campaigns.

Donate to the Baltic Sea.



A unique sea

Young, shallow and low in salinity. The Baltic Sea has unique characteristics and is also surrounded by dense settlements.

Biodiversity loss

Underwater life is flourishing along the coastlines, but there are vast dead zones on the seabed. Biodiversity provides security against climate change.


Nutrients that are leaching from the land are feeding algal blooms. Fast-growing algae are depriving other species of light and living space.

Climate change

Climate change is causing rising temperatures and heavier rainfall. These changes also affect life in the Baltic Sea.


The Baltic Sea is not a dead sea. Beneath the surface, you will still find beautiful, vibrant, and diverse environments that we want to protect for future generations.


4,800 km2 of protected aquatic nature.

There is a great deal of diversity in the marine nature surrounding the island of Gullkrona, but only some of this area is protected. We decided to make Gullkrona the first pilot in the Foundation for a Living Baltic Sea’s conservation project – and the largest private conservation area in the Baltic Sea.



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