Each one of these old pine trees is about 650 years old. They have been there before we came and despite our aggressive and respect less way of treating nature, they still provide us with love, calm and oxygen. Let’s protect what is protecting humanity in us!
Since November 2020, a dispute has flared up in Sweden between the Sami community of Luokta Mavas and the largest, state-owned forest owner, Sveaskog. 29 Sami communities have launched a campaign with the singer and activist, Sofia Jannok, to stop the clear-cutting of reindeer winter pastures.
Initial successes have been achieved and the planned clear-cutting of approximately 700 hectares of boreal old-growth forest has been stopped. Unfortunately Sveaskog will move to the next forest to continue this climate-damaging practice, as has been done since 60 years. Already 72% of the lichen-rich forests have been lost in Sweden.