Appeal to protect EU’s natural heritage in the north 

While Sweden currently holds the EU presidency, the Swedish forest industry and the government try to weaken and stop important legislative initiatives at the EU level (1). Today, as the EU Environmental ministers meet in Sweden, scientists and civil society launch a joint appeal calling for counteraction: Protect EU´s natural heritage in the north.  “The

Appeal against logging in Risveden – red-listed forest birds don’t thrive in clear-cuts!

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in Norra Älvsborg has submitted an appeal to the Swedish Forestry Agency against Sydved’s planned logging of forest with high conservation values at Angertuvan in Risveden, county of Västergötland, Sweden. The forest is the home for the red-listed birds black woodpecker, lesser-spotted woodpecker, goshawk and willow tit, and is

170 scientists demand protection of old-growth forests

In an appeal, initiated by the Swedish organization Protect the Forest, more than 170 scientistsdemand that the Swedish Government act and protect old-growth forests and other forests withhigh conservation values in Sweden, before it is too late. The appeal is supported by 19organizations and thousands of individuals, including members of the Swedish Parliament andcultural celebrities.