SCA has logged a forest with very high conservation values ​​- a violation of FSC, the Environmental Code and the Species Protection Ordinance

The FSC-certified forest company SCA has clear-cut forest with very high conservation values ​​at Orrmyrarna in Sollefteå municipality, Sweden. An environmental crime, according to Näsåker’s forest group and Skogsvärn Skogsnäs. In the forest, there was the red-listed marsh tit, which cannot withstand logging, 1,000s of red listed orchids Goodyera repens and many red listed wood-living

En av Stockholms läns artrikaste kalkbarrskogar i Vamby i Norrtälje kommun är nu avverkad. Foto: Privat.

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.