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The President of the Republic of Belarus, Lukashenko A.G.,
copy: the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Khoruzhyk L.I.
Dear Alexander Grigorievich!
The wildlife of the National Park ‘Belovezhskaya Pushcha’ is an integral part of both the people of Belarus and the world heritage. The forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the Europe’s last remnant of primeval forests. It is of great value to the planet Earth.
As I have learned, the intensive economic activity continues to be conducted in the National Park which contradicts the aims of nature protection and conservation of the unique primeval forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The wildlife of the National Park is threatened with massive felling. Man-made forest plantations leave no trace of the forest wilderness, which irreversibly changes the look of the primeval forest. The area of that forest constantly decreases. The National Park is transformed into one of the forms of commercial timber enterprises where the methods of forestry, typical for timber enterprises, replace ecological techniques of conservation of biological diversity.
The administration of the National Park turns a deaf ear to suggestions of ecologists on conservation, while the ecological and wildlife since is ignored. Commercial-driven activities in the forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha often infringe national and international law, and conventions ratified by Belarus. The public cannot monitor the activities of the administration of the National Park that seems to cover up many violations. Watchdogs on conservation that arrive to Belovezhskaya Pushcha look all like ‘orchestrated’. Therefore the government is not getting by true information and facts that create the simulation of ‘wellbeing’ in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The present state of affairs discredits the conservation work in Belarus and puts in doubt the fairness of the policy for conservation pursued by the government of the Republic of Belarus.
As a result, the unique forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is gradually transformed into one of thousands of commonly found in Europe forestries. If the felling of the primeval forest and other danger activities carries on, we may lose this beloved wilderness area called Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
In this regard, we ask you, as the guarantor of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, to take the following measures for protection of the National Park ‘Belovezhskaya Pushcha’:
1. To stop the management in the National Park which leads to destruction of the unique reserved forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, first of all, to stop planned massive wood harvesting and creation of artificial, man-made plantations which destroy the primary structure of the primeval forest. To adapt ecological-friendly methods and techniques which conserve biological diversity, instead of methods applied in commercial timber enterprises.
2. To take actions to institute criminal proceedings against those who are responsible for violations of law on ecology .
3. To conduct all commercial activities in the area of the National Park, the forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, in conformity with the Belarusian law on nature and modern ecological and conservation principles.
4. To make public all activity of the administration of the National Park ‘Belovezhskaya Pushcha’, allow independent experts to inspect the area of the National Park and create for the National Park a watchdog that will consist of independent experts and public activists.
Respectfully and with hope that the forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha will be saved,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS, LUKASHENKO A.G.,
The Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 38 Karl Marx Street, Minsk, 200016, Belarus;
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THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS, KHORUZHYK L.I.,
10 Collectornaya Street, Minsk, 220048, Belarus;
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