Repeated violations when Södra Skogsägarna carry out logging in Småland’s forests

Södra Skogsägarna have time and again logged forests with protected species in the county of Småland, Sweden. They have cut down old trees that should have been protected, they log sensitive biotopes and they have bought up timber from nature reserves. They have violated the Species Protection Ordinance, the Forest Protection Act, the Environmental Code

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Illegal logging: Unique Swedish calcareous coniferous forest felled in Sweden in violation of the EU Habitats Directive – now another calcareous coniferous forest at risk

One of Stockholm County’s most species-rich calcareous coniferous forests with ground-living fungi was recently logged in Sweden. Calcareous spruce forest is a rare habitat type in need of special areas of conservation, according to the EU Habitats Directive. The logging in Stockholm County may thereby violate the EU Habitats Directive as well as Swedish law.