Another protest against commercial logging in the Bialowieza Forest
On July 25 another protest against commercial logging took place in the Forest near Nowosady (vicinity of Hajnówka). Harvesters were logging old-growth forest, not planted by man, dominated by old alders and spruces, with many oaks even over 180 years old. Timber extraction was conducted in the 3rd UNESCO zone, where logging is banned by law.
Apart from Polish activists also supporters from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia took part in the protest.
Forest guards and the police show less and less respect for the protestors and disregard their safety. Today an attempt to run over one person with a forwarder took place.
The last European primeval forest is being destroyed. We cannot be idle!