Since November 2020, a dispute has flared up in Sweden between the Sami community of Luokta Mavas and the largest, state-owned forest owner, Sveaskog. 29 Sami communities have launched a campaign with the singer and activist, Sofia Jannok, to stop the clear-cutting of reindeer winter pastures.
Initial successes have been achieved and the planned clear-cutting of approximately 700 hectares of boreal old-growth forest has been stopped. Unfortunately Sveaskog will move to the next forest to continue this climate-damaging practice, as has been done since 60 years. Already 72% of the lichen-rich forests have been lost in Sweden.