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Finnish logging HQ occupied

Feature story | 16 April, 2002 at 0:00

Yesterday Greenpeace activists began a five day protest at the state-owned Finnish Forest Park Services headquarters near the Finnish capital.

80,000 Hectares of Finnish Forest Protected in Landmark deal

Press release | 10 December, 2010 at 18:08

Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2010 – In a significant win for forest protection, 80,000 hectares of pine forest in northern Finland has been declared off-limits to industrial logging following an eight-year campaign by Greenpeace and Finland’s...

Finland forests

Feature story | 17 October, 2003 at 0:00

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 0:00

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...

Quarterly - 2010.3&4

Background | 14 February, 2011 at 10:37

Victory for Finland's forests. Read how a 10-year long campaign to protect Finland's ancient forests has met with success.

Go Finland! First Arctic nation to call for a global sanctuary around the North Pole

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 4 September, 2013 5 comments

It's not every day that Finland kickstarts an international agreement. But in a few years time, the global community may well look back on this moment as the one that opened the door to an international treaty in the Arctic.  It's...

Lapland : State of Conflict - How the Finnish government is abusing the forest rights...

Publication | 2 March, 2005 at 0:00

The Finnish State often claims that in the Inari municipality of northern Lapland, some 40% of forests have been formally protected and that therefore no new areas warrant protection. What they fail to mention is that these protected areas are...

Finland's biggest chemical catastrophe in history

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 9 November, 2012 15 comments

Greenpeace Finland is bearing witness and taking samples at a toxic spill that began on Sunday in the north of the country. The Talvivaara metal mine, owned and operated by Talvivaara Mining Company plc, has been leaking water...

Nuclear plant delayed

Feature story | 10 August, 2007 at 0:00

Designers of Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor knew as far back as 2001 that it must be able to withstand an airplane attack. That's what the Finnish public was promised when the construction license was issued. Yet today, the company...

Don't Finnish the forests

Feature story | 22 April, 2005 at 0:00

The stillness of the night is broken by the sound of air raid sirens, rock music and chainsaws. Men in balaclavas and combat gear prowl around, looking in windows, blowing horns in the ears of anyone they can get close to.

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