The County Descriptions provides texts about the general situation for the biological diversity in the forest in a county of Sweden, Norway or Finland.
→ January 4, 2010
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.
→ December 21, 2009
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.
→ November 16, 2009
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
→ March 22, 2009
A mere 1.8% of the productive forest land in Norrbotten below the sub-alpine zone is protected by Swedish law. Unprotected High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) exists and should be protected as soon as possible in order to guarantee a sustaineble biological diversity in the forests of Norrbotten.