160 year old forest is being logged while the County Administrative Board handles suspected environmental crime

A 120-160 year old mixed coniferous forest with protected bird species is being logged west of Bredsjöbäcken in Ljusnarsberg’s municipality. The logging continues despite that the County Administrative Board is investigating illegal land drainage and ditching in the area. Protect the Forest requests that the County Administrative Board in Örebro County immediately inforces an interim

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received information of the forests’ high conservation values and that they harbor many red-listed species, SCA has not withdrawn its felling notifications.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

Lesser spotted woodpecker stops construction plan in urban forest after appeal

Environmentally committed citizens have succeeded in stopping construction plans of 130 flats in Solberga Forest south of Stockholm, after appealing to the Land and Environment Supreme Court. The lesser spotted woodpecker, which is included in the Species Protection Ordinance, breeds in the forest. Just before Christmas, the Land and Environment Supreme Court annulled the detailed

LRF: Protected species must give way for forestry

The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) believe that the Species Protection Ordinance continues to cause problems for Sweden’s forest owners and that forest owners are prohibited from using their own forest. Now they say that a comprehensive solution is needed. This despite the fact that formal protection of forests mainly take place on the voluntary

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.