McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Provides Sanctuaries for Finland's Endangered Birds

The global fast-food chain allows consumers to create DIY shelters

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Tiny Finnish birds will soon be the envy of all their Scandinavian flying friends.

McDonald’s Finland is placing 1,400 Happy Meal look-alike hardwood birdhouses in the country’s forests for small feathered families to have safe havens and shelters for their nests. The campaign also includes a 10,000 euro donation from McDonald’s toward the protection of Finnish birds.

Every third species of birds in Finland is endangered, and forest birds, particularly small ones, have a difficult time finding a perfect spot to nest in the spring without flying into predators along the way.



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