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European Commission urges logging ban in ancient Białowieża Forest

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Nature

Publication Date
2017-07-14

The European Commission announced on 13 July that it is referring Poland to Europe's highest court after the Polish government declined to roll back controversial new rules that permit more tree-felling in Białowieża — a biodiversity hotspot and the largest remaining patch of a primeval forest that once covered the European Plain. The court case could take years, but the commission has also asked for an immediate ban on logging in the forest to prevent further environmental damage.

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http://www.nature.com/news/european-commission-urges-logging-ban-in-ancient-białowieża-forest-1.22309