Poland starts logging primeval Białowieża forest despite protests

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More than 180,000 cubic metres of forest to be cut down in area that is home to Europe’s largest mammal and tallest trees. Poland has started logging in the ancient Białowieża forest, which includes some of Europe’s last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests from environmental groups battling to save the world heritage site. “The operation began today,” national forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said of the plan to harvest wood from non-protected areas of one of the last vestiges of the immense forest that once stretched across Europe. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/25/poland-starts-logging-primeval-bialowieza-forest-despite-protests The Guardian
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