Naturavet (Sweden)

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#1)  Naturavet (Sweden)

Postby edfrank » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Come into the woods!

Have you been in a real forest at some point? In an old growth forest, it is not "clean", the trees are not in straight lines and they are not as old. In an old forest teems with life. Everywhere there are fungi, mosses, beetles, plants, pine needles and leaves. The choppers and chirping and rustling and feet and the smell - FOREST! In an old-growth forests, the maintenance of natural heritage, is it all protected forever, in a natural cycle in which all organisms fulfill their important role.

 Right now, we collect in order to preserve Iglekärrs old growth, a fantastic natural forest in the municipality of Ale in Västra Götaland. There is a vast forest of approximately 70 acres that also borders on an existing nature reserve (Ekliden), so if we manage to preserve it we help to create a continuous old-growth forest of 150 hectares. Many threatened species need the large areas for their survival.

 It may take more than 100 years for a tree to grow up but only a few minutes to cut and remove it. It's not just the tree that is torn - all of which interact with this tree is affected. For really old growth forests in Sweden, there are only about 4 percent left and annually felled unique Swedish old-growth forest. It's getting busy ...

 Heritage raises money to buy threatened old-growth forests and preserve them. Our statutes ensures that all purchased forest are preserved forever.
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky
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