Logging in the ancient Białowieża forest—despite World Heritage status


Muir Woods, California

The World Heritage Committee annually compiles a list of World Heritage Sites in Danger from either human or natural action. But this case in Poland has the Polish government’s environmental minister requesting delisting of this important forest in order to continue logging, which environmental activists claim is in violation of the management procedures for natural sites listed on the World Heritage List.

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Primeval forest must lose Unesco protection, says Poland

By EurActiv with Agence France-Presse

The Guardian

June 22, 2017

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