Europe’s last primeval forest set to undergo brutal logging

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One of Poland’s most commanding and impressive natural sites is the Bialowieza Forest. This is not just any forest; it happens to be Europe’s oldest primeval forest and the last of its type to exist. Spanning nearly 1,000 square miles along the border with Belarus, the forest is home to the largest bison population in Europe, along with countless other species, including lynxes and wolves.

Visitors are able to step back in time and see firsthand exactly the type of forest that once covered most of Europe. It has stood proudly since 8000 BC, and much of it hasn’t been touched by humans since the Ice Age, but now it is facing destruction as a brutal logging campaign got underway on May 25.

A newly passed logging law is undoing thousands of years of nature’s work. The environment ministry will allow loggers to chop down more than 6.4 million cubic feet of wood from the forest’s non-protected areas over the course of the next ten years, despite a massive outcry on a local and global scale.
Read more at naturalnews.com

Once its gone its gone. I’ve been wanting to go and see this forest for some time. I’d better go now before its too late.(Forsooth)

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