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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Swedish FSC failing to protect high conservation value forests

– Greenpeace recommends urgent action Stockholm, Thursday 5 March 2009 – Swedish timber with the certification label FSC might come from high conservation value forests that should have been left protected, a new Greenpeace report reveals. Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, is an international organization certifying forestry and wood products, such as paper and furniture. The

Swedish old-growth forest destruction

PRESS RELEASE 25-05-2009– international wood and paper customers deceived New organization confronts old-growth forest destruction Sweden, which will take over the EU Presidency in July 2009, has a considerable proportion of Europe’s remaining old-growth forests. However, many of these forests are being ravaged. The Swedish government has reduced its budget for forest protection and proposes