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.


Success and Challenges of voluntary Forest Conservation in Finland

The Forest Biodiversity Program METSO (2008–2025) is the most important investment to voluntary conservation in Finland. METSO is coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and it is implemented by regional environmental and forest authorities.
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FACT SHEETS - METSO Programme in brief

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