Policies of Destruction: Analysis on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the protection of forest ecosystems in Finland

Publication - 1 April, 2002
Protection measures have been strongly limited by economic demands and, in state forests, by profit targets that inhibit planning of reserve networks based on ecological grounds. Logging of high conservation value forests is allowed to continue despite strong scientifi c evidence against it. In Finland, “sustainability” of forestry still implies, fi rst and foremost, sustainability in the supply of timber to the industry.

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