You can replant a tree but you cannot replant a forest. Standing for thousands of years, and containing 750 billion of the world's trees, equivalent to a quarter of the world's existing forests, the Great Northern Forest is crucial to preserving the health of our planet.
In 2010, world governments agreed to take immediate action to prioritise the protection of the world's remaining forests. Despite this promise, the governments of Canada, Russia, Finland and Sweden still allow companies to destroy huge parts of the Great Northern Forest. And companies such as tissue giant, Essity, still source from ancient forests.
But today people are stepping forward to join a movement to defend the Great Northern Forest.
Containing nearly 25% of all trees on the planet, and home to many Indigenous Peoples, as well as spectacular wildlife such as Siberian tigers, bears and wolves. The forest also helps to regulate our planet and keep us cool. Despite it's great importance, only 3% of this magnificent forest is protected.
We must come together and act to protect the Great Northern Forest. If we allow logging to wipe away this forest, we will lose the battle against climate change. What happens to this amazing forest will affect us all.
Find out more about its immeasurable natural beauty and how forest destruction is threatening ancient woodlands.
Ask Essity, a global tissue giant, to stop sourcing from logging companies which are destroying critical areas of the Great Northern Forest
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