Protect the Forest - now!

Forest ecosystems cover 70% of Swedish land. Natural forests store large amounts of carbon, they affect the climate, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Forests are also home to a myriad of lifeforms and they are the foundation for ecosystem functions that we depend on.

Climate and Forest

The natural forests of the world play a key role in stabilising the climate. Clearcuts and the paper industry cause enormous emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Forests are the largest land-based ecosystem in Sweden hosting a rich biodiversity. But forest plants, fungi and animals are all threatened by intensive forestry.

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Multi-use of forest resources

A healthy forest ecosystem is the foundation for humans to thrive as long as it is managed within the local ecosystem boundaries.

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9 NGO:s appeal to Sveaskog: Don’t log the forest at Njuonniesvarrie!

The forest has 27 red-listed species. Photo: Jonas Nordenström Protect the Forest has taken the initiative for an appeal which calls for withdrawal of Sveaskog’s logging plans in the natural forest at Njuonniesvarrie, near Sorsele in northern Sweden. In a letter to the state-owned and FSC-certified company Sveaskog, the County Administrative Board and the Swedish

Sveaskog has built a road through a forest with high conservation values

Sveaskog’s newly made road through natural forest in the reindeer grazing land of Maskaure Sami village. Photo: Björn Mildh. The state-owned and FSC-certified forest company Sveaskog has built a road through the natural forest at Gijmiesgielas in the reindeer grazing land of Maskaure Sami village in Arjeplog’s municipality. The forest has high conservation values and

Open letter condemns the killing of Romanian forest rangers as illegal logging continues

Forest landscape in Transylvania. Photo: Bergadder (Pixabay, CCO Commons) Following the killings of the two forest rangers Liviu Pop and Raducu Gorcioaia, who were out investigating illegal logging, Protect the Forest and 45 other NGOs wrote to Romania’s Presidency and incoming Government. The NGOs call on them to publicly condemn the recent killings of the