Poland must end logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's oldest, court rules

Poland must end logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's oldest, court rules
 

Europe's top court has ordered Poland to immediately stop large-scale logging in Europe's oldest forest.
Last year the Polish government approved a threefold increase in logging in the protected Bialowieza forest, home to bison and rare birds.
Unesco, EU officials and green activists protested against it.
The European Commission, which is taking legal action against Warsaw, asked the European Court of Justice to impose the provisional ban.
Environmental activist group ClientEarth welcomed the decision, saying continued logging would cause "serious and irreparable damage to this... read more

 
28 July 2017 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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