Metsähallitus' International Cooperation
International co-operation has an important role in Metsähallitus’ operations. By taking an active part in the operations of international organisations, Metsähallitus can influence the development of the sector in Europe as well as obtain valuable information on future developments.
Parks & Wildlife Finland and international activities
International co-operation carried out by Parks & Wildlife Finland (the former Natural Heritage Services) unit of Metsähallitus mainly constitutes a part of the international operations of the Finnish environmental administration. The focus of these activities is the conservation of the boreal nature of Fennoscandia, since this also supports the conservation of nature in Finland. We closely co-operate with Russia in particular, but also with Estonia, Norway and Sweden. Furthermore, Metsähallitus actively represents the Finnish environmental administration in co-operation between governmental and international organisations.
Forestry’s international activities
The Forestry business unit of Metsähallitus co-operates with a number of European organisations responsible for forestry administration in their respective countries, mainly in the form of an exchange of expertise. Metsähallitus has also actively participated in the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC). Metsähallitus is actively involved in Eustafor, the umbrella organisation of European state forest organisations engaged in forestry. Metsähallitus is one of the association’s founding members.