Stop Clear-Cutting Swedens Old Forests!

Over half of Sweden's ancient forests have been cleared since the 1950s. Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) boreal forest policy officer Malin Sahlin states, "If we continue today business as usual, there might in 20 years from now only be 5% of natural-like forests left and the rest could be in production."

Thousands of species who depend on the forest ecosystem will perish along with the forests. Forest destruction will likely affect climate change, as the ancient trees form a carbon sink that helps regulate the earth's temperature.

Powerful logging companies that profit from paper and wood pulp products are putting pressure on politicians to halt any effort to regulate forest destruction. Currently, only 4% of Sweden's forest lands are under formal protections. Conservationists recommend that 20% of productive forest land should be protected. Please sign the petition to urge the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to increase efforts to protect Sweden's precious forests!

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the future of Sweden's ancient forests.


We understand that over half of Sweden's ancient forests have been cleared since the 1950s. Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) boreal forest policy officer Malin Sahlin states, "If we continue today business as usual, there might in 20 years from now only be 5% of natural-like forests left and the rest could be in production."

Thousands of species who depend on the forest ecosystem will perish along with the forests. Forest destruction will likely affect climate change, as the ancient trees form a carbon sink that helps regulate the earth's temperature.

Powerful logging companies that profit from paper and wood pulp products are putting pressure on politicians to halt any effort to regulate forest destruction. Currently, only 4% of Sweden's forest lands are under formal protections. Conservationists recommend that 20% of productive forest land should be protected. We respectfully urge you to put native life and environmental sustainability above short-term economic interests. Please increase efforts to protect Sweden's precious forests. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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