Pulp Friction

Talking with the loggers

Introduced by Belinda Fletcher, Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace

As magazine publishers like the BBC, IPC and EMAP increasingly come under fire for sourcing paper from controversial forest areas, author Ken Finn went to visit Greenpeace’s Forest Rescue Station in Lapland, Northern Finland to see for himself the effects of relentless logging by the Finnish Government on the last Sámi reindeer forests. The Sámi are indigenous reindeer herders who rely on Lapland’s remaining old-growth forests to provide vital food for their herds during the cold winter months. The reindeer forests have been reduced piece by piece by the government’s own logging company, Metsähallitus, which carries out most of the logging in Lapland.

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