Threatened old-growth forests of Forest Lapland

Painopää, Savukoski

Before the logging (2004) and after the clearcut (2006)

Old-growth forests of Painopää hosted over 300 occurrences of red-listed species. Clearcutting in area started in November of 2006.

Stora Enso is the biggest customer of Finnish governmental forestry enterprise Metsähallitus. In January 2007 a Metsähallitus truck carrying old-growth forest wood from the nearby similar logging sites in Jooseppitunturi was followed to Stora Enso pulp mill in Kemijärvi. Pulp from Kemijärvi is used in Stora Enso´s Veitsiluoto paper mill, where the old-growth forest is processed into magazine papers, envelopes and copy paper.

Learn more about Stora Enso´s old-growth forest destruction brands: Nova Press printing papers, Nova Press Silk magazine papers, Berga copy papers.

Before, 2004

After, 2006 
(c) Greenpeace Nordic
, Finnish Nature League, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation 2006-2007