Protected nature above the boundaries for mountain forests, share in percent by nature type. Not updated. Year 2014 - 2017
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National parks Decisions to set up national parks are made by the Riksdag and the Government. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for the information for decision-making and planning of the national parts, among other things via the National Parks Plan for Sweden. A large contiguous area of a particular landscape type can be established as a national park, according to the Environmental Code, Chapter 7 Section 2. The area should be in its "natural state or essentially unchanged". As a prerequisite, the government must own the land.
Nature reserves Nature reserves are formed by the county councils and the municipalities, according to Chapter 7 Sections 4 – 6 of the Environmental Code. In Sweden and many other countries, forming nature reserves is one of the most common ways to protect valuable nature in a sustainable way. Nature reserves can be formed according to Chapter 7 Section 4 of the Environmental Code.
Boundaries for mountain forests The boundaries for mountain forests were compiled in 1993 and 1994 by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/Swedish National Forest Inventory. The information is based on legislation of the Swedish Forest Agency from 1991 on boundaries for mountain forests.
Nature type mapping In cooperation with the County Administrative Boards, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is continuously mapping the nature types in the national parks and nature reserves. The mapping is done with the help of satellite pictures. Statistics from the nature type mapping is available in the VIC Natur database on the object level. Based on data about protected forests in each reserve, the nature type mapping helps to distribute the types of forests as protected or non-protected areas. In 2011 the nature type mapping was supplemented with forests in the mountain regions, which gives a homogenous mapping of the forest types in all of Sweden. The nature types in the mountainous areas are also presented on the basis of aerial photos that interpret vegetation maps that give a more detailed nature type classification of the open mountain vegetation types.

Contact and information

Information

Official statistics
Yes
Latest update
2018-05-23
Contact
Karin Hedeklint, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 45 14
karin.hedeklint@scb.se

Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 40 31
jerker.mostrom@scb.se

Unit
Nature reserves:
procent
National parks:
procent
Nature reserves and national parks:
procent
Reference time
Nature reserves:
December 31
National parks:
December 31
Nature reserves and national parks:
December 31
Data type
Nature reserves:
Stock
National parks:
Stock
Nature reserves and national parks:
Stock
Day adjusted
Nature reserves:
No
National parks:
No
Nature reserves and national parks:
No
Seasonally adjusted
Nature reserves:
No
National parks:
No
Nature reserves and national parks:
No
Creation date
2019-10-17
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden
Matrix
0000001U