European Rewilding Network

The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, Sweden

54 000 hectares of forest has been protected from development since 1950, when the wilderness became a nature reserve. This is the reason why the forest has been left in peace and why the wilderness still is a popular retreat for many wild animals. Unique is the location only 2,5 h from Stockholm.

Project: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, Sweden
Region: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve
Type of protection: Nature Reserve
Habitat types: Wilderness
Keystone species: River pearl mussel, three toed woodpecker and osprey
Fauna (mega) species present: Moose, deer, beaver, fox, lynx, wolf and bear
Aim and vision: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve was one of a few areas nominated by the Swedish Eco Tourism association as a candidate a few years ago. The aim is to extend the level of protection and territory. There are other wild areas around the reserve which can be extended to a 100000 hectares wilderness.
That the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve would be a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
Uniqueness of the project: The big size of wilderness area (more than 100 000 hectares) only 2,5 hours from Stockholm.
Other activities: Eco tourism, Recreational activities
Results you aim to accomplish in 10 years from now on: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve being extended and a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
Results so far: The extensive investigation and research accomplished in the application process to the Swedish Rewilding nomination a few years ago.
Inspirational value: .
Experience you would like to share: The Philosophy is to accomplish active nature experiences in the nature reserve. A safari is not only a drive in a vehicle, it is a wider nature experience when the visitor achieves a soft activity in the nature while watching wild animals.
Experience you would like to gain: Support to reach the 10 years goal from now: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve being a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
Map
Country
Sweden
Start year
2009
Size (ha)
100000
Area type
Northern coniferous forest
Flagship species
Elk

54 000 hectares of forest has been protected from development since 1950, when the wilderness became a nature reserve. This is the reason why the forest has been left in peace and why the wilderness still is a popular retreat for many wild animals. Unique is the location only 2,5 h from Stockholm.

Map
Country
Sweden
Start year
2009
Size (ha)
100000
Area type
Northern coniferous forest
Flagship species
Elk
Specification
Project: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, Sweden
Region: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve
Type of protection: Nature Reserve
Habitat types: Wilderness
Keystone species: River pearl mussel, three toed woodpecker and osprey
Fauna (mega) species present: Moose, deer, beaver, fox, lynx, wolf and bear
Description
Aim and vision: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve was one of a few areas nominated by the Swedish Eco Tourism association as a candidate a few years ago. The aim is to extend the level of protection and territory. There are other wild areas around the reserve which can be extended to a 100000 hectares wilderness.
That the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve would be a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
Uniqueness of the project: The big size of wilderness area (more than 100 000 hectares) only 2,5 hours from Stockholm.
Other activities: Eco tourism, Recreational activities
Achievements
Results you aim to accomplish in 10 years from now on: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve being extended and a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
Results so far: The extensive investigation and research accomplished in the application process to the Swedish Rewilding nomination a few years ago.
Exchange
Inspirational value: .
Experience you would like to share: The Philosophy is to accomplish active nature experiences in the nature reserve. A safari is not only a drive in a vehicle, it is a wider nature experience when the visitor achieves a soft activity in the nature while watching wild animals.
Experience you would like to gain: Support to reach the 10 years goal from now: The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve being a totally protected area according to the Rewilding standards.
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