Finnish forests are home to thousand of species
Finnish forests play an important role in preserving biodiversity, as they are a home to many different habitats with over 20,000 different species.
The diversity of forest nature is protected in many ways. In Finland, where Metsä Group procures 3/4 of its wood, forests have been managed in accordance with the PEFC certification requirements for 15 years. A recent study highlighted the impacts of PEFC certification in Finland during the past 15 years. The study concluded that PEFC has systematised and improved practices and procedures both in forestry and the whole value chain. Regarding biodiversity, the study emphasised the effect of leaving retention trees, which is seen as the biggest single reason behind the current improvements in the status of endangered species.
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