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Poland to European court for cutting down the last primeval forest

Poland to European court for cutting down the last primeval forest

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The European Commission is dragging Poland to the European court of justice due to the felling of trees in the last primeval forest of Europe, the forest of Bialowieza. Also ask Brussels the European Court of Justice to the “extensive” logging in the protected area to suspend until the matter is dealt with.

According to the commission, the decision of the Polish government in march 2016 to the kapactiviteiten to triple and to expand to areas that, until now, outside shot remained “a serious threat to the integrity of this protected area.”

The Polish authorities allow the protected centuries-old trees be cut down because, according to them, insects are affected. According to the commission, the hood is excessive and contrary to the purpose of the old-growth forest to maintain.

“The cap causes irreparable damage,” said a spokesperson Thursday. Conservationists believe that man should not intervene in the forest.

The World wildlife Fund welcomes the decision of the commission.

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