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Greenpeace reveals that production of magazines and packaging linked to destruction...

Press release | 22 March, 2007 at 1:00

The world's largest paper company, Stora Enso, and one of Europe's largest pulp producers, Botnia, today stand accused of destroying huge tracts of Europe's last remaining ancient forests to make paper for well-known magazines, photocopy paper...

Greenpeace protests against shipment of Finnish ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from 9 countries today protested against the import of paper from Finnish ancient forests onboard the freighter "Finnhawk" in the Baltic Sea near Luebeck. Twelve activists onboard several inflatables climbed onto the stern of...

Finland forests

Feature story | 17 October, 2003 at 2:00

Time is running out for the old-growth forests of Finland. The vast majority of Finland's valuable old-growth is owned by the state and logged by the state-owned company Metsähallitus. Metsähallitus' logging practices include clearcutting,...

Temporary halt to logging of Finnish ancient forests

Feature story | 14 July, 2003 at 2:00

Metsahällitus, the Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise that is logging Finnish old growth forests, has agreed not to log in any of 476 areas of forest currently in dispute until urgent talks take place with environmental groups in Finland on...

Greenpeace blocks Barcelona City Council

Press release | 30 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a gorilla puppet and a banner that read, "No more illegal logging." The coffin is made of timber from well-managed forests certified by the...

European writers against forests destruction

Press release | 12 April, 2005 at 2:00

A group of acclaimed European writers will today join Greenpeace on a tour of northern Finland to witness first hand the destruction of ancient forests. The forests are being decimated to make pulp and paper for the international market.

Greenpeace targets paper product imports from ancient forest destruction

Press release | 25 April, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists onboard inflatable boats today welcomed the paper carrier "Finn Hawk" as it entered the Baltic Port of Luebeck in Germany. As the Finn Hawk navigated toward its berth, the activists painted the slogan "Forest Crime in Europe"...

Europe Ministers throw away another chance to save the ancient forests.

Press release | 29 April, 2003 at 2:00

European Ministers prepare to end their two day meeting on the Protection of Forests in Europe, Greenpeace expressed its outrage that once again a great opportunity was missed by the regions leaders to save the quickly diminishing European forests.

EU President implicated in Forest Crimes

Press release | 19 September, 2006 at 2:00

A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the Finnish State.

Greenpeace blocks export of forest crimes

Press release | 7 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists (1) blocked a ‘Finnlines’ freight ship in the Finnish port of Kemi today to prevent it loading and exporting pulp and paper linked to the destruction of one of Europe's last ancient forests.

Greenpeace join forces with Sámi reindeer herders to secure their forest future

Press release | 7 March, 2005 at 1:00

Today in a joint operation with Sámi reindeer herders, Greenpeace campaigners started demarcating the boundaries of the last remaining reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This unprecedented activity by reindeer herders follows many years of 'talk...

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

Feature story | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

After seven years of Greenpeace pressure, government-owned logging company Metsähallitus has agreed to leave the tall trees of northern Lapland standing, and with them, the livelihood of the Sámi people.

Finland receives Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 27 September, 2006 at 2:00

In the decades between the 1950s and 1970s birch trees in Finland were considered 'flora non grata' by foresters as they weren't commercially useful. They were routinely cut down and poisoned to reduce their numbers. In some areas, the Finns even...

Welcome to a warmer world

Feature story | 6 August, 2003 at 2:00

Last year parts of Europe were experiencing the worst flooding for hundreds of years. Now Europe is sweltering in a continent-wide heat wave and fatal forest fires. This extreme weather is set to become more common as climate change gathers pace.

Boreal forests flushed away

Feature story | 19 September, 2003 at 2:00

Crowning the Earth and stretching across Russia and Canada, is a wide expanse of forest that comprises the largest ecosystem in the world - the Boreal forest. This northern treasure is a unique mixture of conifers and deciduous trees interspersed...

Greenpeace stops next hazardous oil shipment in Tallinn, Estonia

Press release | 29 November, 2002 at 1:00

Russia Makes Historic Step Towards Ancient Forest Preservation

Press release | 22 August, 2002 at 2:00

Prime Opportunity to Protect Life on Earth Today

Press release | 10 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists this morning unfolded banners that read:  "Protect Life on Earth today", while three Ents, the giant living trees that fought against their destruction in Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, welcomed government delegates from...

Finland resumes destruction of its old-growth forests

Press release | 25 August, 2003 at 2:00

 Metsähallitus, the Finnish state-owned enterprise Forest Park Service (FPS) has announced it will call off the moratorium on logging in that last of Finland's old growth forests agreed upon in July this year. The FPS is planning to log at least...

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