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Finland clear-cuts forests at accelerating rate

Recreational Forest Clearcut and Willow TitForestry in Finland has been so intensive and harsh, that even formerly common forest species, like Willow Tit, are in trouble. In 2015 it was classified as vulnerable on the Red List because of population declines.
Finnish government wants to increase wood harvests by nearly 25 %. This will further reduce forest biodiversity and carbon sink […]

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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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