A programme to secure biodiversity in Helsinki (the LUMO programme) was completed in 2008. The City of Helsinki Environment Committee approved the programme on 16 September 2008, and Helsinki City Board approved six of the general objectives of the programme on 8 February 2010. The programme includes 112 actions for the City to secure and promote biodiversity in the nature areas of Helsinki.
The City of Helsinki Public Works Committee approved policies for nature management in Helsinki on 18 October 2011. Together with the programmes for nature conservation and securing biodiversity, the nature management policies comprise the principles of the City of Helsinki nature conservation, nature management and use of nature areas.