Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-Flora-27MZIFLGSM6Y.htmlConceptually similarForest FlowersGP0LESCompleted★★★★Old Growth Forest in PeurakairaGP0HUUCompleted★★★★Lake in Old Growth ForestGP010LNCompleted★★★★Ancient Pine TreeGP015G1Completed★★★★WoodlandGP0URCCompleted★★★★ReindeerGP01C2UCompleted★★★★Forest FloraGP010LMCompleted★★★★★★Natural ForestGP0XPCCompleted★★★★Forest Floor in PeurakairaGP0EUBCompleted★★★★View AllGP010LLForest FloraSunlit flora on the ground in Peurakaira, 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:3076px X 2052pxKeywords:Beauty-Boreal forests-Close ups-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Full frame-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Plants-SunnyShoot: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.