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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Biodiversity

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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Scientists warn the EU: Burning trees is NOT carbon neutral and subsidies must end

Over 500 scientists are calling on both the EU and the new US administration to end the subsidies for the burning of wood since it is not carbon neutral. Instead they are calling for investments in mechanisms to protect forests as crucial carbon sinks and to prevent biodiversty loss. In a letter, the scientists write to the European Commission,

More of Everything – a film about Swedish forestry

With this film, we want to nuance and debunk the green saga that is spread about the Swedish forestry model. Because if the forest industries’ claims are not true, continuing to use and spread the model could jeopardize the climate and the ecosystems on which we all depend. In this film, a number of prominent, and

Act now: Time to swamp the internet with images of Swedish forest exploitation

  The new website www.skogsmissbruket.org/english (in English: forestry misuse) encourages people to  take action and svamp the internet with images and videos to show how terribly bad the forest situation is in Sweden. On the website, a number of images can be downloaded for free and shared on social media by anyone, as long as the name of the photographer is mentioned under

Indigenous people’s ancestral land threatened by Europe’s largest logging company

  One of the forests in the Sámi reindeer herding district Luokta-Mávas that is planned to be felled by state-owned forest company Sveaskog. Europe’s largest logging company, Swedish state-owned Sveaskog, plans to harvest the last remaining natural forests in Luokta-Mávas Sámi reindeer herding district, in the northern part of Sweden. However, due to protests, Sveaskog recently announced that it will