Protecting Resilience

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Fornemus is non-political, non-ideological NGO to have an open and critical conversations about the forest and its exponential value. Is protecting forest increasing or decreasing the value of the forest?

Conversation is stuck. Protecting forest is seen as sacrifice or it is seen as the ONLY way to go forward. Protection is also seen as stagnation and removing the idea of growth and mutually benefitting.

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Protecting forest - Increase or decrease value?

We protect what is valuable to us, but more important question is the what is the act of protection. At Paimio event Päivi, Sipe, Elina and Mirkku talked actually about increasing the value by amplifying the biodiversity of the forest thus creating resilience to the ecosystem. Resilience is the best protection. (Thank you Sami Toivoniemi)


Päivi Luoma talked about the importance of transparent data, Sipe told stories about actions that everyone can do. Elina outlined solvable paradoxes and Mirkku told a story how changing perception created value for Artek products. 


The conversation outline three key fundamentals of the future of protecting forest:

  1. We want to go from stagnated protection towards empowering resilience 
  2. We want to amplify the mindset of caring and seeking a harmonious relationship with the forest ecosystem
  3. Resilience building is made of actions that we all can do. 

    Fornemus is looking for forest resilience building solutions. We want to remove mindset barriers and make finnish forest knowledge a torchbearer of the new forest relationships.

* ------Who are the guardians of the forest. In Lord of the Rings story Tolkien told about a interesting character Tom Bombadill - What a great example of forest guardians.

I had an errand there: gathering water-lilies,
green leaves and lilies white to please my pretty lady,
the last ere the year's end to keep them from the winter,
to flower by her pretty feet till the snows are melted.
Each year at summer's end I go to find them for her,
in a wide pool, deep and clear, far down the Withywindle;
there they open first in spring and there they linger latest.
By that pool long ago I found the River-daughter,
fair young Goldberry sitting in the rushes.
Sweet was her singing then, and her heart was beating!
And that proved well for you-- for now I shall no longer
go down deep again along the forest-water,
not while the year is old. Nor shall I be passing
Old Man Willow's house this side of spring-time,
not till the merry spring, when the River-daughter
dances down the withy-path to bathe in the water.

Tom Bombadill singing to Hobits Lord of the Rings

Mikko-Pekka Hanski wondering about the world.