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  SOCIO-NATURAL CAPITAL FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE IN THE FENNOSCANDIA Simo Sarkki, Kirsi Latola, Mikko Jokinen & Adam Stepien This paper introduces concept of socio-natural capital, which is here seen as a property of social systems including institutions, human groups and individual people to use natural capital in a sustainable way. The objectives of this article are to map gaps regarding socio-natural capital via examining case of reindeer herding and its relations to other land uses in northern Fennoscandia, mainly in Finland, and to explore ways how socio-natural capital can be promoted in order to enhance sustainable land use in the northern sparsely populated Fennoscandia. Thes H\