In the last decade Slovenia has witnessed an intensification in forest management. According to the Slovenian Forest Service, since 2004, on average, more than 400 km of new forest roads used for timber harvesting, are created every year. As a result, by opening up forests, we are losing old, natural and untouched stands, while there is no strategy aimed at replacing these losses with new forest areas left to nature. Old, natural forests, characterized by a large amount of dead wood, are formed over long periods of 50 to 100 years, and offer shelter to many valuable forest organisms we term “forest specialists”. These include many species of birds, the populations of which are already severely reduced. To conserve them we must immediately establish new forest reserves or areas excluded from human activities and exploitation, which are then left to evolve naturally.