Bialowieza – Europe’s last primeval forest

April 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Bialowieza - the last primeval forest

Bialowieza forest in Poland is an untouched wilderness that is home to myriad species including wolves and bison, both charismatic species that now only co-exist in the wild in a handful of places in the world. 

A battle is currently being waged over this ancient forest, which began life 8,000 years ago.  On one side are those who believe nature has to be managed and controlled, and on the other those who think we should leave well alone and let nature do her own thing.  

The Bialowieza national park is just one fragment of the vast forest, and only 10 sq km is fully protected.  The battle is over the forest that lies outside the national park. 

Read the full article published in the Guardian on 6 April 2011: 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/06/poland-environmentalists-foresters-primeval-forest

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