Save Belovezhskaya Pushcha - unique European forest
Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Belarusian Bialowieza Forest, is a beautiful
place of wildlife, the Europe's last remnant of primeval forests.
Today, it is the National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the
Biosphere Reserve that was awarded the European Council Diploma, which
is the highest recognition of Belovezhskaya Pushcha's importance and
uniqueness on the planet Earth.
In 1994, the Property Management Department of the Belarusian
President (PPMD) took control over the unique area. The new
administration of the National Park had nothing to do with
conservation work and wildlife science in the famous forest. It rather
considered its economical value, unleashing an intensive
commercialization there. The profit was gained by various means - by
raring cattle, enlarging farming fields, starting trade, putting up a
production of birch juice, mushrooms, berries and herbs, and
increasing a quota for commercial hunting. But the drastic step in the
development of the National Park was made at the end of the 90s by
building up sawmills. The biggest mill, which could process a much
higher volume of wood than the forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha could
supply, appeared in the village of Kamenyuki, the administrative
centre of the National Park. High-performance wood-processing
equipment for it was purchased in Germany for over $1.5 million.
How you can help.
In this case, the best way is to spread the word, to get the issue out to the media. The regime in Belarus is not very cooperative, so the best way (at least for now) is publicity.
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See the recently published articles about problems of Belovezhskaya Pushcha at “BP - 21 Century”
These people have brought the GREATEST CONTRIBUTION
to destroy the reserved primeval forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Something about a person whose anniversary is celebrated
An Open Letter to the President and Parliament of the Republic of Belarus,
the citizenry of Belarus and the world community from the longest-term inhabitants of the
Belîvezhskaya Pushcha National Park
"Talibs" are sole managers of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Belovezhskaya Pushcha: They Go On Logging It Out, On and On and On …
Campaign to end loggings in Belovezhskaya Puscha
Excursion of Journalists to Belovezhskaya Puscha Under Escort
National Treasure in Peril
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Is Sold For Export
Neil Bune Is Ready To Take Participation In Negotiations Between Public And Belarusian Authorities On Problems Of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Journalists Proposed To Head Of Un Representative Office To Arrange Join Press-Tour To Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Photos from Belovezhskaya Pushcha are here
For further information:
Heorhi Kazulka, (Ph.D. on biology),
Kamenyuki village, Kamenetz district, Brest region, Belarus 225063