Finnish Activists Stop Logging
|Activists have saved an area of Finland's last old-growth forests - for now at least. The Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise Metsahallitus was planning to start logging the old-growth forests of Malahvia, an area situated in north-eastern Finland near the Russian border. Metsahallitus's activity would have involved clear-cutting and selective logging despite clear scientific evidence of the high biological value of the Malahvia forests.|
|STRATEGY: National letter writing campaign
WHAT WORKED: 3,000 plus people sent letters sent to the potential customers of the cut wood and let those companies do the protest work.
IMPORTANT POINTS: Absolutely non-violent. E ach action did not take much time. It would be helpful to know who got the word out about this situation action and how they did it.
|Setting:||Developed World, Wilderness|
|Extent of Action:||Regional (within a country)|
|Outcome||successful for now|
|Source:||The Ecologist, April 2003, p. 7|
|Prepared By:||sl, 4/06|