Environmental problems in Sweden

Persistant bad forestry practices

In Sweden, 2000 forest-dwelling species have been listed as threatened. They range from birds such as the white-backed woodpecker to various species of lichen, moss and fungi. While the country has made major progress to improve responsible timber harvesting, bad practices still exist.
Also, a significant part of the wood used for pulp production in Sweden is imported from Eastern Europe. In the Baltics and Russia, huge problems exist with illegal and irresponsible harvesting.
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