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Farewell to Martha – the last of her kin

Martha - the last passenger pigeonOn 1 September 1914, in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio the last Passenger pigeon called Martha died.
Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was the most abundant bird in North America and possibly in the world, and its swift extinction is an amazing and scary example of what human activity can achieve.
How did this all […]

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Daddy goes wild for the wildlife

Urban forest management makes daddy madUrban forests are important for people and wildlife. Unfortunately  they are, at least in Finland, often managed like commercial forests: thinned, even clearcut and replanted.
Urban forests can be a paradise for people and nature, if they are protected and their biodiversity is taken care of. Let’s let the urban forests grow old and allow also […]

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Nature nurtures

Nature therapyForest bathing is good for your health and mind.

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Forest Biodiversity Programme Metso cartoon

The Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO - protectionA 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 […]

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British government wants to sell off public forests

UK government wants to sell public forests
One third of British woodland is publicly owned. The government has revealed plans to privatise these forests and woodlands. The sell-off plan has evoked widespread protests. The majority of the British are against the sell-off plans. The Guardian reports:
“A YouGov poll has found that 84% of people agreed the woods and forests should be kept […]

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