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Nature gift campaign: over 8,000 hectares of protected forests

The campaign My Nature Gift to the Centenarian Finland exceeded its target: all in all, family and other private forest […]

Wood U Make It Happen? – Finnish forest industry launches an innovation contest for students

In connection with the centennial celebrations of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, university students get to participate in an innovation […]

Study prods nature tourism to move forward – not even its popularity in exact figures is known

Nature tourism and revenue from it continue to be underrated. A study published last week on the future options to […]

Effects of changes in forestry and protection on nature in Finland will be clarified

The Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Finnish Environment Institute have launched a research project to clarify, how the changes […]

A group of scientist: forest bioeconomy criticism has too narrow perspective

”Considering market realities, sustainable forest management requirements and existing regulations around bioenergy, we do not expect to see a paradigm […]

Nature tourism enters commercial forests – visitors interested in forestry and uses of wood

A new contract model brings nature tourists into commercial forests. For nature tourism operators, it involves a substantially smaller risk […]

The best Christmas tree is one you fetch from the forest yourself – Geocaching makes it more exciting waded through a thick layer of snow in a spruce forest, locating a particular Christmas tree by GPS coordinates. […]

Certification of timber chain of custody expanding in Finland – increasing number of small enterprises ensure use of sustainable wood

Group certification can be used to show the origin of wood, making the chain-of-custody certification easier for small companies. The […]

Ceiling for nature gift campaign was removed – close to 6,000 hectares will be protected

The 1,800-hectare ceiling in the forest protection campaign celebrating Finland’s centenary has been removed. The idea to remove the ceiling […]

Finland’s future is sustainable and responsible – bio-vision of Finnish youth was received by Prime Minister

If young people were allowed to decide, Finland in 2117 would be an international and democratic country with a real […]

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