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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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

Forest-Park Dispute in Estonia Involving Stora Enso Reaches Supreme Court

Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) in Märjamaa forest-park. Photo: Mari Laanesaar. There has been progress in Estonia’s forest-park lawsuit: the dispute about whether the logging permits were challenged on time has reached the Supreme Court of Estonia. However, Stora Enso has said a few days ago that they intend to cut down the Märjamaa forest-park as soon as they