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Koijärvi Movement

The Koijärvi Movement ( Finnish : Koijärvi-liike ) was a Finnish environmental movement that began in the spring of 1979. Its objective was to prevent the draining of Lake Koijärvi  ( fi ) near Forssa , an important bird habitat. [1] The struggle for national and international organizations. [2] [3] It was one of the most prominent of a wave of environmental actions in Finland at the time of the formation of the political party of the Green Leagueand the election of Greens to the Finnish parliament and the establishment of a national environmental ministry. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Rytsä, Paavo (2011-11-21) [2006-09-08]. “Koijärven esittely” (in Finnish). YLE .
  2. Jump up^ Soininvaara, Osmo (1983). “Alternative Movements in Finland”. In Siciński, Andrzej; Wemegah, Monica. Alternative Ways of Life in Contemporary Europe . Tokyo: United Nations University. pp. 44-45. ISBN  9789280804591 .
  3. Jump up^ Peltonen, Lasse (2006). “Fluids on the move: an analogical account of environmental mobilization”. In Haila, Yrjö; Dyke, Chuck. How Nature Speaks: The Dynamics of the Human Ecological Condition . Durham, North Carolina: Duke University. p. 168. ISBN  9780822337256 .
  4. Jump up^ Rannikko, Pertti (1996). “Local Environmental Conflicts and the Change in Environmental Consciousness”. Acta Sociologica . 39 (1): 61. JSTOR  4194805 .

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