On 18-19 June under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, an informal meeting of Forest Directors was held in Riga. The meeting aimed to discuss the results of the UN Forum for Forests and development of the Forest Europe policy…
UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpecker in commercial forests. During the last 20 years, the population of the white-backed…
UPM has received recognition from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its exemplary forest management practices. The recognition was conferred by the Forestry General Direction of Uruguay as part of a National Workshop titled “Methodological…
UPM’s ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around  EUR 18.5 million. ValChem…
International efforts to stem forest loss and achieve the goal of ‘zero net deforestation’ are lagging well behind target, with only Colombia, Ecuador and Peru having set targets to succeed by 2020.  Of the fourteen nations included in a new…
New-generation forest owners are managing their own forests and aiming for more than just a return on their investment. At least as important to them is to care for their forests in a long-term, environmentally suitable way. That was clear…
Södra has now cleared all wood felled by the severe Storm Egon. Södra thereby judges the risk of insect damage and loss of wood value to be low. On 10-11 January 2015, Storm Egon swept over southern Sweden and damaged…
The data on privately-owned forests collected by the Finnish Forest Centre quite likely constitutes one of the world’s most extensive databases on forest resources. In May, the extent of data on privately-owned forest stands surpassed the 10 million-hectare mark. This…
Following many years of decline, Södra is now seeing a clear trend break in the proportion of Scots pine seedlings sold. "This spring, some 1.7 million pine seedlings are being dispatched from our Flåboda Nursery, while the figure for spring…
A WWF-UK study released raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including Oak Furniture Land and Fender - to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests.…
The FSC garden has just won silver at the Chelsea Flower Show. WWF ambassador Miranda Richardson visited the stand and highlighted WWF's Save Our Forests campaign:  “I’m supporting WWF’s Save Our Forests campaign, which aims to end trade in illegal and unsustainable…
Together with FSC Finland, UPM is hosting today a visit by Kim Carstensen, Director General of the international forest certification organisation FSC.  FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) promotes environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. The FSC certificate indicates…
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