Poland is going through with canopy old-growth forest, despite ruling EU

Poland is going through with canopy old-growth forest, despite ruling EU

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Poland continues with the “protective” logging of the primeval forest of Bialowieza in spite of a ruling by the highest European court, this cover immediately to stop.

That said a representative of the forestry commission on Monday at a press conference with the Polish Environment minister Jan Szyszko.

The logging is in conflict with the natuurbeschermingswetten and it poses a serious threat to an area. But the Polish government maintains that the logging is needed to prevent the spread of harmful beetles.

“The state forests are obliged to take protective measures. We need protective measures to perform and this is what we do,” says Konrad Tomaszewski.


Critics argue that the largest part of the trees that has been felled not by that plague was affected. They accuse Szyszko it out of the logging to use the economy in the area – one of the poorest in Poland – to give an impulse. That will vote for PiS, according to the critics.

The forest by the UN organisation UNESCO, considered to be the world heritage site. The European Commission decided earlier this year to Poland for the Court to-day, after the Polish government the amount of wood in the area harvested should be tripled.

Bialowieza, on the border between Poland and belarus, is one of the last primeval forests of Europe. It houses the largest herd of European bison and a collection of unique bird and insect species.

Imminent conflict

It is not the first time that the ultraconservatieve Polish government in recent months-the impact with the EU. Include an attempt to make the government responsible for the appointment of judges of the Polish Supreme court came to the country on strong criticism from Brussels.

The European Commission threaten Poland and even the right to vote in European decision-making responsibilities.

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