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Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 December, 2010 20 comments

Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the...

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.

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 activists protest in front of

Image | 22 March, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists protest in front of the largest pulp producers in Europe, Botnia, to demand a stop to the destruction of ancient forests in Northern Lapland. At the same time, activists launched a protest at the nearby Stora Enso paper mill,...

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Greenpeace team inspecting ancient trees

Image | 19 December, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace team inspecting ancient trees logged in Savukoski, Northern Finland.

Logging machinery opening roads into ancient

Image | 19 December, 2006 at 1:00

Logging machinery opening roads into ancient forests in Savukoski, Northern Finland.


Image | 1 November, 2006 at 1:00

M-Real and Botnia mills in Kemi, Northern Finland, use wood from Finnish ancient forests.

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...

Clearcut forest in Russia

Image | 26 September, 2006 at 17:19

Clearcut forest in Russia. Much of the timber from clearcuts like these are destined for Finland.

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