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Sunday, 20 May 2012


... and some really good news for the European conservation!

A few days ago the Ministry of Environment in Poland has declared that in the pristine forest of Bialowieza:
(1) logging will be limited to 48 thousand m3 per year,
(2) wood should be first provided for local needs,
(3) old-growths (considered as stands with more than 10% of trees older than 100 years, criteria from TomASZ Wesolowski) will be strictly protected
(4) no fighting against bark beetles in the old-growths, what means that approx. in half of the forest (National park, plus resreves and old-growths) processes will be naturally going

For more information email:

Nuria Selva

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