Conservation

The Archipelago Foundation carries out extensive work to protect animals and the countryside. Conservation officers and rangers work with such tasks as clearance, forestry and conservation in the Foundation’s nature reserves. The landscape is kept open with the aid of grazing animals from 16 tenanted farms. More highly focused work with conservation is carried out in the project “Levande skärgårdsnatur”.

All of the Foundation’a land have been converted to nature reserves. In addition to the rangers and conservation officers who work with clearance, keeping the archipelago clean and surveillance in the nature reserves, there are also several small-scale archipelago farms in the Foundation reserves. The landscape is kept open with the aid of grazing animals.

Forestry is usually carried out on a small-scale by the conservation officers, rangers and the tenant farmers. These clear the ground, which benefits conservation, outdoor leisure activities, and wildlife. More highly focused work with conservation is carried out for threatened species in the Stockholm archipelago in the project “Levande skärgårdsnatur”. The project includes taking inventories of various bird species, seals, and some plants. The project enables problems to be discovered quickly, and measures can be set in place more rapidly. Work with taking inventories and summary reports has been carried out for nearly 30 years.