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

Forestry group finds hundreds of red-listed orchids in the Church’s forest that is planned for logging

Last weekend, Protect the Forest’s new local group in Eskilstuna municipality had its first meeting and was out inventorying the forest that Strängnäs Stift (part of the Swedish Church) has planned to clear-cut at Tandersten. The forestry group found over ten new premises for the protected and red-listed orchid Goodyera repens in the area, which

The Hammarby Forest is being exploited after 10 years of protests

Members from Protected the Forest have visited the urgently threatened Hammarby Forest south of Stockholm to show their support. The Hammarby Forest is a green wedge and dispersal route for species between Årsta forest nature reserve and Nacka nature reserve. Despite protests, Stockholm Vatten och Avfall AB (SVOA) has blocked off the forest and cut

SCA plans to clear-cut 200 hectares forest with very high conservation values at Vargtjärnen

The forest company SCA plans to clear-cut over 200 hectares of old-growth forest at Vargtjärnen in Ånge municipality, Västernorrland county in Sweden. It is a forest with very high conservation values​ where 38 red-listed species have been found – some of them are even endangered (EN) or critically endangered (CR). The two NGOs Protect the Forest and

In Oskarshamn biodiversity is being wiped out by the Municipality’s Forest Manager

Few forests, trees and bushes are left to thrive in the Municipality of Oskarshamn, County of Småland in Sweden, instead they are cut down. Now the Forestry Officials in Oskarshamn’s Municipality have been reported to the Police because they have cut down old spruces along the river- Döderhultsbäcken, in the middle of the brown trout’s