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Forest Print

Forest lives. According to scientist, Estonian forests are home to close to 20 000 species of living organisms. All of them are dependent at least in some phase of their lives on forest and species inhabiting there. Forest is entirety due to its intertwining relations, and it is virtually impossible to say severing of which would cause disintegration of this entirety. The fact that these days witness severing many important relations is revealed by the state of affairs where 31% of Estonia’s endangered species is associated with forest.

In 2013-2014 Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) is leading a project, that focuses on improving the role of the ELF and other environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Estonia and in nationwide policy on forest development processes. The main goal is to increase the ward capability of the ELF and other environmental NGOs in expressing their opinions of processes in forest policy in Estonia. Read more

In 2013 ELF took part of an international project "Building NGO Competence to Develop Forest Conservation in the South Boreal and Central Taiga Region" in the course of which 20 potentially high conservation value forests (HCVF) were inventoried in Estonia and 15 of them presented on a common reference map of high conservation value forests of Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Russian Karelia. Read more


Anneli Palo