BirdLife Kanta-Häme founded the Finnish Osprey Foundation in 1990. The basis for the operations of the Foundation was the extensive work related to the conservation project of Kanta-Häme’s regional bird in 1986–87.
The initial capital of the Foundation was formed from the profits from the self-published book about ospreys (Sääksi). The Foundation’s domicile is in Hämeenlinna and it operates everywhere in Finland.
The Foundation fulfills its purpose by supporting the birds of prey conservation, research and promotion. The Foundation’s operations are an important form of environmental education.
There are several examples of how successful the cooperation has been, such as: