Preserving BiodiversityForests are often described as a melting-pot of biodiversity. With good forest management and protection, biodiversity can flourish.
This has clearly been demonstrated in the Nordic countries, where much of our paperboard comes from.
They are home to around 40,000 species of plants, animals and fungi. Whilst we have essentially lost them in the UK, the Nordic forests have still held on to four of Europe’s large predators – the bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx – and their numbers are still increasing here.
Even moose populations have also benefited from forestry and hunting regulations, after facing immediate threat at the turn of the last century!