Ecological Internet: End Clearcut Logging of Ancient Old-Growth Forest Wilderness in Northern Finland

February 4th, 2007 2:13 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Ecological Internet / EcoEarth.info:

End Clearcut Logging of Ancient Old-Growth Forest Wilderness in Northern Finland

The Finnish government is destroying the largest unprotected ancient forests in Finland. Only 4.4 percent of Finnish forests are classified old-growth forests. Still a large part of the little that remains is in danger of being destroyed. In Finnish Lapland the state owned logging company Metsähallitus has started clearcut logging huge areas of old-growth forests in November despite the strong national support for protection and several international biodiversity declarations Finland has signed. Logging and road construction have already started or are being planned in at least six areas. […]

Please ask for an immediate end to these outrageous ancient forest loggings. Let the Finnish government know that the Age of Ancient Forest Logging is over; and that all remaining old-growth and primary forests must be protected and assisted to expand and restore themselves. Global ecological sustainability, climate stabilization and biodiversity conservation are all dependent doing so.

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