Browsing all posts tagged under »Sweden«
→ November 30, 2011
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.
→ January 21, 2010
NordicForests.org is a new website about unprotected High Conservation Value Forests under threat in Norway, Sweden and Finland from the Taiga Rescue Network.
→ August 10, 2009
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.
→ May 25, 2009
– international wood and paper customers deceived New organization confronts old-growth forest destruction Sweden, which will take over the EU Presidency in July 2009, has a considerable proportion of Europe’s remaining old-growth forests. However, many of these forests are being ravaged. The Swedish government has reduced its budget for forest protection and proposes to [...]
→ April 18, 2009
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation reports about a breakdown in the forest protection of Sweden. Large and very valuable areas with forests in Sweden are totally unprotected and many are critically endangered by logging.
→ 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.