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METSO forest biodiversity program - A new way of conservation thinking

The Finnish forest biodiversity program METSO aims to halt the ongoing decline in the biodiversity of forest habitats and species, and establish stable and favourable trends in forest ecosystems. Based on compensations paid for voluntary conservation efforts of private forest owners, METSO is an innovative approach to forest biodiversity conservation. Find out more.


Almost 90 per cent of protection target set in METSO Programme already reached – more funding needed for environmental subsidies and nature management

The objectives set in the METSO Programme is to create 96,000 hectares of new protected areas and 82,000 hectares for environmental forestry subsidy agreements and nature management projects by 2025.
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FACT SHEET - METSO Programme in brief

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