Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Woodland-27MZIFOJJ77.htmlConceptually similarOld Growth Forest in PeurakairaGP0HUUCompleted★★★★Ancient Pine TreeGP015G1Completed★★★★Forest FlowersGP0LESCompleted★★★★ReindeerGP01C2UCompleted★★★★Lake in Old Growth ForestGP010LNCompleted★★★★Old Growth ForestGP0KXYCompleted★★★★Logged Old Growth ForestGP0140WCompleted★★★★Forest in LaplandGP019KMCompleted★★★★Forest FloraGP010LLCompleted★★★★★★★View AllGP0URCWoodlandTypical woodland setting in Peurakaira, Finland. One of the biggest areas of ancient forests in Finland outside the protected areas. 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:2052px X 3076pxKeywords:Beauty-Boreal forests-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Plants-Trees-WoodlandShoot: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.