On the International Day of Biodiversity a new report by the Swedish Sami Association reveals how the Swedish forest industry endangers the biodiversity of the Swedish Boreal Forest by logging and planting of an invasive tree species, the Lodgepole pine. The transformation of an intact biodiverse forest to plantations of a fast growing tree species has severe consequences on Sami reindeer herding. The reindeer roam freely and depend on protein rich lichens which is provided by old intact forests. As reindeer herding is an integral part of the Swedish Sami culture the threat to their herding land means a threat to their way of life. These pictures document the beauty of the Boreal Forest as well as what is at stake when the logging continues.