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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.


Successful year for the METSO Programme – Forest owners even more eager to protect biodiversity

Last year Finnish forest owners protected about 5,500 hectares of forest on a permanent basis through the Forest Biodiversity Programme for Southern Finland METSO. In addition, about 3,500 hectares of forest habitats were protected under 10-year environmental forestry subsidy agreements and nature management work was done on 128 hectares.
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FACT SHEET - METSO Programme in brief

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