Conflicts

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Conflicts remain between production and nature conservation

Overall, production and nature conservation hold fast to their different goals for forest management, despite numerous long discussions about appropriate methods and the degree of set-aside. However, there are certain small changes where the two interest areas meet. A great deal of Sweden’s land area comprises of forest, and there are many different goals for…

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For a more participatory forest common

Improved communication with joint owners via e-mail, a more informative website, and more interesting meeting agendas can increase participation in the management of the Vilhelmina Upper Forest Common. Those who operate the Vilhelmina Upper Forest Common find it difficult to engage its members in the management of the common. Only 10% of members attend the…

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Swedish legislation prioritises the economic interests of mining, forestry and water

Despite a strong environmental legislation in Sweden, environmental interests risk being overridden when rules linked to the mining, forestry and water industries are implemented. This is because different types of special legislation complicate the consistent application of the environmental code. Swedish environmental legislation places extensive demands on taking into account environment aspects. For example, the…

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