"Editorial" for Environment and History 2, no. 1 (Feb., 1996)

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Environment and History (journal)

Myllyntaus, Timo, and Mikko Saikku. “Editorial” for Environment and History 2, no.1, Lammi Symposium special issue (Feb., 1996): 1–2. doi:10.3197/096734096779522455. In 1880, soon after discovering the Northeast Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Finnish explorer and mineralogist Adolf Erik Nordenskiold opened public discussion on conservation in the Nordic countries with his proposal to establish national parks. Drawing from his experience on several scientific expeditions, Nordenskiold concluded that human activities might fatally damage the fragile boreal landscape. Honoring the 160th anniversary of Nordenskiold’s birth and keeping with the long tradition of Nordic environmentalism, Finnish environmental historians organised an international and interdisciplinary symposium on environmental history at the Lammi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki. All rights reserved. © 1996 The White Horse Press