Monday, April 4, 2016

Poland’s environment ministry may destroy ancient Białowieża Forest


One of Europe’s oldest forests is under threat from a new logging initiative backed by Poland’s Environment Ministry.
Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans 1600 square kilometers at the Polish-Belarusian border, is one of the most biodiverse spots on the continent — 32% is protected by government regulations, but only 17% is part of the national park.


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