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Finnish NGO proposal: More protection on state-owned lands

Finnish NGO proposal: More protection on state-owned lands

→  November 7, 2012 0

Five Finnish environmental NGOs - WWF Finland, Finnish Nature League, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Greenpeace and BirdLife Finland - have published a protection proposal for Finnish state owned forests and mires.

Hossa Hiking Area, Kainuu

Hossa Hiking Area, Kainuu

→  December 7, 2011 0

Metsähallitus (The Finnish Forest and Park Service) is planning to log forests on Hossa Hiking Area, which fulfill the criteria of old-growth Western taiga forests. These forests should be protected according to the Natura 2000 Habitats Directive.

Report highlights the controversies of PEFC and SFI

Report highlights the controversies of PEFC and SFI

→  November 30, 2011 0

A coalition of environmental and social NGOs has released an investigation exposing the failings of forest-industry-controlled certification worldwide. The On the Ground report details 21 case studies from eight different countries, including Finland and Sweden.

SSNC reports: Swedish forestry not sustainable

SSNC reports: Swedish forestry not sustainable

→  June 3, 2010 0

The Swedish forestry model has been claimed across Europe as an example of a sustainable way to cultivate forests; in particular through the certification system FSC. In reality though, the Swedish forestry has caused a devastating impact on forest diversity since the 1950´s when the clear cutting period started.

NordicForests.org – new website on threatened High Conservation Value Forests in Fennoscandia

NordicForests.org – new website on threatened High Conservation Value Forests in Fennoscandia

→  January 21, 2010 1

NordicForests.org is a new website about unprotected High Conservation Value Forests under threat in Norway, Sweden and Finland from the Taiga Rescue Network.

Oppland

Oppland

→  January 4, 2010 0

Oppland County is the second largest county in Norway, and besides Oppland, it is the only county in Norway that have no shoreline to the sea. In addition, the county is “packed” with biodiversity hot spot forests. Unfortunately less than one percent of the counties forests are protected by law.

Hedmark

Hedmark

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Hedmark county is the region in Norway with the highest percentage of forest cover. It’s a county with big differences – the southern part of the county is almost totally transformed into young plantation forest, whereas you can still find areas with old-growth forests in the northern parts which are more montanious.

FSC fails to protect nature in Sweden

FSC fails to protect nature in Sweden

→  December 21, 2009 0

Even though the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has revealed several major offenses against the swedish FSC-standard in the forestry praticed by SCA the company is now only given som minor Corrective Action requirements by the certifying body SGS.

Jos-Olatjärn, Dalarna

Jos-Olatjärn, Dalarna

→  November 30, 2009 0

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has made 78 findings of seven different red-listed species in the forest at Jos-Olatjärn, Malung, Dalarna. According to Stora Enso that is not enough to save the forest from being logged.

Ormtjärnen, Gävleborg

Ormtjärnen, Gävleborg

→  November 26, 2009 0

Stora Enso is planning to log Ormtjärnen in Ovanåker municipality, Gävleborg, Sweden. Even though the forest consists of old-growth pine-forest.

Southern Vallsjön, Dalarna

Southern Vallsjön, Dalarna

→  November 26, 2009 0

A natural pine-forest that Bergvik Skog, which is owned to a majority by Stora Enso, has notified for logging. The older part of the forest indicates such High Conservation Values that it shouldn’t be logged according to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

Grotthöjden, Mora, Dalarna

Grotthöjden, Mora, Dalarna

→  November 26, 2009 0

A natural pineforest notified for logging. The forest is part of a big continous forest area with key biotopes. Stora Enso will log and therefore fragmentarize this High Conservation Value Forest area. 63 findings of nine red-listed species has been made in the area.

Boreal Forests Store More Carbon than Tropical Forests

Boreal Forests Store More Carbon than Tropical Forests

→  November 16, 2009 0

When the world thinks of forests and their value to offset global warming, tropical forests come to mind. A report released today shows that the global impact of Canada’s boreal forest, which stores nearly twice as much carbon per hectare as tropical forests, has been vastly underestimated.

Southern Finland

Southern Finland

→  November 16, 2009 0

The forests in Southern Finland are the richest in the country in terms of habitat and species diversity. These forests are important also for the people for many reasons: recreation, education and nature services like berry picking and hunting

Forest policy threatens biological diversity

Forest policy threatens biological diversity

→  August 10, 2009 0

Leading Swedish scientists warn that the nation's natural heritage is at stake: We are ashamed of our decision makers’ negligence regarding the environment. The Swedish forest has been turned into a giant cultivation area. Areas where numerous species once lived together in harmony are nowadays dominated by spruce, pine and planted exotic tree species.

Greenpeace reports about “The Nordic Myth”

Greenpeace reports about “The Nordic Myth”

→  June 8, 2009 0

»Under the terms of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Sweden and Finland have made a commitment to protect biodiversity and to use natural resources sustainably. To achieve this, signatory countries to the CBD have decided on a goal to establish comprehensive, effective networks of protected areas for terrestial ecosystems by 2010. In the programme [...]