The winner of WildSweden’s Save the Forest Award 2018 is Helena Björnström

 This is a recent picture of Helena in a fantastic forest in Leipipir between Gällivare and Nattavaara in the county of Norrbottens in Swedish Lapland.

This is a recent picture of Helena in a fantastic forest in Leipipir between Gällivare and Nattavaara in the county of Norrbottens in Swedish Lapland.

Helena is a fantastic inspiration for people who wants to save natural forests. She is sharing her passion and knowledge not only about mushrooms and lichens, but also about the importance of the biodiversity in our taiga ecosystem.

Helena is a mushroom consultant and dedicated nature guide, for example when she takes visitors for educational walks in Fulufjället National Park in Central Sweden. She is also leading courses in species and nature conservation. And conducting field studies to identify threatened species in forests.

During 2018 she led an expedition called Forskningsresan that aim to teach and inspire people to identify threatened species in the forest. This expedition was a great success much thanks to Helena’s commitment.

We would like to send a big thank you to Helena for her important contribution to save old growth forests and it’s biodiversity.

About the award

The Save the Forest Award is granted by ecotourism company WildSweden and comes with a price money of 10,000 SEK. With this award we aim to show respect and acknowledgment to all of you who fight for the biodiversity in Sweden’s wild and beautiful forests.

Who’s next?

Who do you want to win this award? Send your ideas with a motivation to: marcus@wildsweden.com