Updated website tells how UPM promotes biodiversity in managed forests

(UPM, Helsinki, May 30, 2007 at 17.00) - UPM's internet site www.upm-kymmene.com/sustainableforestry has been updated to include information about how UPM promotes biodiversity as part of sustainable forestry in managed forests. The updated biodiversity section is based on UPM's global biodiversity programme for company forests in Canada, Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The new biodiversity section describes the six key elements identified by UPM's experts as important for enhancing forest biodiversity i.e. native tree spieces, deadwood, valuable habitats, forest structure, water resources and natural forests. Details of the targets and action plans for each country are also available on the site.

UPM is carrying out several projects in its forests that will contribute to the development of management practices that promote biodiversity in managed forests. The revised internet site presents examples of those projects.

See www.upm-kymmene.com/sustainableforestry

For more information please contact:
Ms Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Director, Environmental Forestry Affairs, telephone +358 400 754 748
Mr Bernard Robichaud, Chief Forester, Canada, telephone +1 506 627 3431
Mr Timo Lehesvirta, Manager, Environment Forest Affairs, Finland, telephone +358400 752 212
Mr John Gallacher, Forest Ecologist, UK, telephone +44 783 6226501
Ms Cheryl Adams , Forest Ecologist, USA, telephone +1 218 3276482