A couple of cartoons for the Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO. The project aims at halting the ongoing loss of forest species and biotopes.
The voluntary-based Metso conservation is a good tool for protecting and restoring forests. But it cannot alone save the forest habitats and species. We need also more protected areas, national parks and better environmental legislation. Intensive forestry has caused so much habitat loss for many forest species in Finland.
Biodiversity.fi: “Forestry measures have both decreased the area of important habitats such as natural-like old-growth forests and decreased the quality of more common forest habitats. Factors relating to forestry are the primary causes of threat to a total of 606 species, which corresponds to 74% of all threatened forest species.”
Here is a cartoon about a positive solution, habitat restoration: