What can I do?

Become a supporting member of EMA!

The donations will finance the salaries of full-time coordinators, legal disputes, case studies and the production and distribution of various information materials, as well as the organization and transport of events related to the work of the Community.

MTÜ Eesti Metsa Abiks belongs to the list of non-profit associations with income tax benefits, making donations to us is tax-free.


Talk About Estonian forest problems among relatives, school or work staff and elsewhere.

Share forest information on the Internet or on a home bulletin board.

Donate signed forest protection petitions.

Participate in forest protection demonstrations and activate your community to participate.

Provide forest information to the Russian-speaking population or the international community.

Notify familiar forest owners from near-natural forest management practices.

Warn for fraudsters who buy familiar old forest owners to buy forests.

Write about forest issues to newspapers and magazines.

Get involved

Participate in RMK's involvement events to inform about the need to better preserve our forest.

Contribute to the preparation of the master plan of the home municipality in order to protect the most important forests with the master plan.

Contact Riigikogu deputies and other politicians to inform them of forest issues.

Inform Ministry of the Environment employees and other officials of your dissatisfaction with current forest policy.

Participate in events organized by proponents of intensive forestry. This is how you make the voice of near-natural forestry heard in this district.

Apply to a nature conservation program in local elections.

Join a regional or national

Identify protected species from their home nature and send their data to a national database.


• The main problems of Estonian forests are deforestation, clear-cutting, deterioration of forest species, damage to nature reserves, destruction of community forests, looting and drainage of shrines.

• Avoid excessive emotionality and rage when sharing the message.

• Be respectful of the interlocutor even if his / her perceptions are different from yours. Adopting new ideas is a multi-step process. Don't be upset if the interlocutor is of a different opinion to you. Rely on articles and research by qualified forest professionals to support your views.

• Sign forest protection petitions even if you feel they are “of no use” - in fact, the effects of petitions may be more general than you might expect, and each signature helps increase that impact.

• Dare to show your mind! Expressing your mind is an opportunity for people to make their voices heard.