June 4, 2007

UPM revamps Web site to report on biodiversity efforts in its managed forests

MONCTON, NB-UPM has revamped its Web site to include information about how the company promotes biodiversity as part of its program for sustainable forestry in managed forests. The updated biodiversity section is based on UPM's global biodiversity program for its forests in Canada, Finland, the U.K. and the U.S. This new section describes the six key elements listed by UPM's experts as important for enhancing forest biodiversity: native tree spieces; deadwood; valuable habitats; forest structure; water resource; and natural forests. Details of the targets and action plans for each country are also outlined on the site, as are examples of projects that UPM is carrying in several of its forests. These projects are intended to contribute to the development of management practices that promote biodiversity in managed forests. More information is available on UPM's revised Web site, www.upm-kymmene.com/sustainableforestry, or from Bernard Robichaud, the company's chief forester for its Canadian operations, 506/627-3431.

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