Forest at Ryssbergen threatened: “Like tearing down Stockholm’s Old Town”

Members of Protect the Forest have once again visited Ryssbergen in Nacka municipality to show their support for the threatened forest there. The forest has pines that are over 300 years old and many red-listed species but despite this are parts of the forest still planned to be demolished. “Like demolishing houses in the Old

SCA plans to log forests with red-listed species: “Incomprehensible!”

FSC-certified SCA plans to log forests with very high conservation values ​​at Svarttjärnsåsen and Marktjärn in Ånge municipality in Sweden. Despite the fact that SCA has received information of the forests’ high conservation values and that they harbor many red-listed species, SCA has not withdrawn its felling notifications. Now the NGO Protect the Forest requests

En nygjord skogsbilväg är anlagd i området Vargtjärnen där SCA har avverkningsanmält över 200 ha skog. Foto: Forskningsresan 2022.

Sweden fails to protect species – old-growth forests planned for logging

The forest company SCA plans to clear-cut hundreds of hectares of natural forest with high conservation values in Västernorrland county in Sweden. The NGOs Protect the Forest and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) have surveyed the forests and found 70 red-listed species. The two NGOs demand that the logging plans are withdrawn: “These

550 scientists in open letter: Reduce logging throughout the EU

550 scientists have sent an open letter urging the EU leadership to reduce logging throughout the EU- to mitigate climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The scientists send the appeal ahead of final Brussels negotiations where EU legislation on renewable energy, forestry and nature restoration until 2030 is to be determined. “Climate-smart forestry is

Norrbyskogen in Haninge- exploitation instead of protection

Members of Protect the Forest have visited Norrbyskogen, an unprotected urban forest of 80 hectares near the lake of Drevviken in Haninge municipality, Stockholm. The municipality promised to protect Norrbyskogen in the 1980s, but it has not happened. Last year, the landowner Turbinen Entreprenad AB constructed a road into the forest, and the forestry company