90 examples of how SCA systematically clear-cuts natural forests with high conservation values

Protect the Forest has collected 90 examples of how the FSC-certified forestry company SCA systematically logs and plans to log natural forests with high conservation values, mainly in Västernorrland and Jämtland counties, Sweden. However, the number of unreported cases is high and many more forests with high conservation values are planned for logging by SCA.

Research trip 2023: Threatened forests with high conservation values ​​in eastern Jämtland must be protected!

Four threatened forest areas with high conservation values ​​in the border areas between the counties of Jämtland and Västernorrland in Sweden were examined this summer during the Research Trip. The participants did over 3,500 findings of nature conservation species, i.e. species that indicate high conservation values ​​or are threatened, partly in forest planned for felling.

Den fridlysta och sårbara orkidén knärot (VU) växer i en av de mindre avverkningsanmälda skogarna norr om sjön Risten. Enligt Artskyddsförordningen är det förbjudet att skada knäroten. Arten är känslig för  förändringar i luftfuktighet och överlever inte den genomblåsning och uttorkning som blir följden av avverkning. Foto: Privat.

Södra is planning to log forest in proposed nature-reserve in Östergötland

The forestry company Södra is planning to log four small areas in a proposed nature reserve north of Lake Risten in Åtvidaberg municipality, Östergötland. The NGO the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Östergötland, appealed the Swedish Forest Agency‘s non-decision regarding the logging notifications to the Land and Environmental Court. Now the court rejects the

The Land and Environmental Court stopped Södra from logging forest with protected birds- but they clear-cut it anyway

In February last year, the Swedish Land and Environmental Court in Växjö stopped a forest from being logged by the forestry company Södra at Skutterstad in Västervik municipality, Sweden. The NGO Tjust’s Forest Group had told the Swedish Forest Agency about the forest’s high conservation values ​​and that there were red-listed and protected species in the forest,

Södra Skogsägarna have been reported to the police for logging forests with protected species

The forest group of Tjust has reported the logging company Södra Skogsägarna to the police for several species’ protection violations in Kalmar county, Småland, Sweden. Previously, we wrote on Protect the Forest’s website about Södra Skogsägarna’s repeated violations of species protection when they cut down forests with high conservation values ​​in Småland. Now six violations