How are things with the biodiversity in Sweden?

Had a discussion with a friend about the latest rounds in the predator issue. I think he has a little different attitude than what I have in terms of how it will end for our predators. But one point he has is “What are we doing for all the other endangered species?

So I took a look in the “Red List” for Sweden and it is no cheerful reading. Limited me here solely to the birds and the mammals. Many species are on the brink of ruin, or on their way there, some of them have already left us. Now, one can argue that we have these species in other parts of the world. But why should we wait until we have the same situation as for the tiger and the rhino?

The major problem for many of these species is actually what we do with our nature. In the large-scale forestry and agriculture there is no place for these species.


So, which species should we try to rescue here in the Sweden?
Which species do we have to give up?
Do we have available resources and the will to maintain the species we still have left in the country?

(Sorry that the list is only in latin, did not have the time to look up every name in English. If you go to my Swedish blog the names are in Swedish).

  • Coracias garrulus
  • Upupa epops
  • Fratercula arctica
  • Dendrocopos medius
  • Rangifer tarandus
  • Otis tarda
  • Ciconia nigra
  • Charadrius alexandrinus
  • Galerida cristata
  • Ciconia ciconia


  • Myotis bechsteinii
  • Anser erythropus
  • Alopex lagopus
  • Bubo scandiacus
  • Pipistrellus pipistrellus
  • Limosa limosa
  • Calidris alpina schinzii
  • Tyto alba
  • Dendrocopos leucotos


  • Nyctalus leisleri
  • Eptesicus serotinus
  • Barbastella barbastellus
  • Myotis dasycneme
  • Anthus campestris
  • Sterna sandvicensis
  • Emberiza calandra
  • Remiz pendulinus
  • Oriolus oriolus
  • Podiceps nigricollis
  • Rissa tridactyla
  • Canis lupus lupus
  • Carduelis flavirostris
  • Circus pygargus


  • Serinus serinus
  • Falco rusticolus
  • Phylloscopus trochiloides
  • Limosa lapponica
  • Phylloscopus borealis
  • Aythya marila
  • Eremophila alpestris
  • Pernis apivorus
  • Philomachus pugnax
  • Emberiza pusilla
  • Myotis nattereri
  • Carduelis cannabina
  • Sylvia nisoria
  • Gulo gulo
  • Phoca vitulina (Baltic sea population)
  • Alcedo atthis
  • Emberiza hortulana
  • Falco peregrinus
  • Carpodacus erythrinus
  • Arenaria interpres
  • Anthus cervinus
  • Hydroprogne caspia
  • Porzana porzana
  • Sternula albifrons
  • Numenius arquata
  • Chlidonias niger
  • Motacilla flava flava
  • Phocoena phocoena
  • Lutra lutra
  • Anas querquedula


  • Regulus ignicapilla
  • Acrocephalus dumetorum
  • Locustella fluviatilis
  • Locustella naevia
  • Asio flammeus
  • Strix nebulosa
  • Mergellus albellus
  • Melanitta fusca
  • Acrocephalus arundinaceus
  • Locustella luscinioides
  • Riparia riparia
  • Bubo bubo
  • Circus cyaneus
  • Aythya ferina
  • Actitis hypoleucos
  • Gallinago media
  • Somateria mollissima
  • Buteo lagopus
  • Larus argentatus
  • Jynx torquilla
  • Haliaeetus albicilla
  • Crex crex
  • Cervus elaphus elaphus
  • Aquila chrysaetos
  • Poecile cinctus
  • Perisoreus infaustus
  • Lynx lynx
  • Ficedula parva
  • Dendrocopos minor
  • Caprimulgus europaeus
  • Nucifraga caryocatactes
  • Perdix perdix
  • Botaurus stellaris
  • Larus fuscus
  • Gavia stellata
  • Anas acuta
  • Podiceps auritus
  • Alauda arvensis
  • Anser fabalis
  • Sorex isodon
  • Pinicola enucleator
  • Cepphus grylle
  • Apus apus
  • Picoides tridactylus
  • Streptopelia decaocto
  • Coturnix coturnix
  • Emberiza rustica
  • Pusa hispida

About Per

Working with Business Intelligence at Capgemini. All other time is devoted to photography with main focus on nature- wildlife and cultural activities.
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