Indigenous people’s ancestral land threatened by Europe’s largest logging company

  One of the forests in the Sámi reindeer herding district Luokta-Mávas that is planned to be felled by state-owned forest company Sveaskog. Europe’s largest logging company, Swedish state-owned Sveaskog, plans to harvest the last remaining natural forests in Luokta-Mávas Sámi reindeer herding district, in the northern part of Sweden. However, due to protests, Sveaskog recently announced that it will

Forest-Park Dispute in Estonia Involving Stora Enso Reaches Supreme Court

Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) in Märjamaa forest-park. Photo: Mari Laanesaar. There has been progress in Estonia’s forest-park lawsuit: the dispute about whether the logging permits were challenged on time has reached the Supreme Court of Estonia. However, Stora Enso has said a few days ago that they intend to cut down the Märjamaa forest-park as soon as they

Planned Nature Reserve in Swedish Lapland Threatened by Green-Washing Scheme

Karatj-Råvvåive in northern Sweden from above. Photo: Mose Agestam. Subalpine old-growth forest in Karatj-Råvvåive in northern Sweden, which previously was meant to become a nature reserve, is now at risk of being logged. Authorities are investigating the possibility to establish a so-called eco-park instead of giving the area formal and long-term protection. The organization Protect