Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-in-Lapland-27MZIFLEPT8V.htmlConceptually similarOld Growth Forest in PeurakairaGP0HUUCompleted★★★★Lapland landscapeGP0VA9Completed★★★★ReindeerGP01C2UCompleted★★★★Lake in Old Growth ForestGP010LNCompleted★★★★Ancient Pine TreeGP015G1Completed★★★★Old Growth ForestGP0KXYCompleted★★★★Natural ForestGP0XPCCompleted★★★★Logged Old Growth ForestGP0140WCompleted★★★★Forest FlowersGP0LESCompleted★★★★View AllGP019KMForest in LaplandLarge mires and forests dominate the landscape in an area named Peurakaira in Northern Lapland, Finland. In the homeland of the indigenous Sami people. Peurakaira is the most important forest area within the Lappi reindeer herding co-operative operating in southern part of Sami area. Old-growth forests in the area are rich in tree hanging arboreal lichen, which is the most important source of food for reindeer in wintertime.Locations:Finland-Lapland (Finland)-Peurakaira-ScandinaviaDate:1 Jan, 2004Credit:© Matti Snellman / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3076px X 2052pxKeywords:Boreal forests-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Nature-Outdoors-TreesShoot:Documentation on Sami People and Forests in FinlandFree grazing is the special feature of the Sami herding culture. The reindeers live and feed in their natural environment, if this environment were to disappear then so would the Sami culture and the reindeer's natural habitat. Meanwhile the Finnish state owned logging company Metsälitilus continues to deplete the traditional reindeer grazing areas. Some reindeer herders have filed a lawsuit against the Finnish state with the UN human rights committee.