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Poland Clashes With European Union Over Logging In Primeval Forest

Warsaw's populist government has approved large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza Forest, despite an injunction by Europe's highest court. The forest is a World Heritage Site.
Białowieża National Park which spans 350,000 acres in Poland and Belarus is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Source: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

The lush, green canopy that is Bialowieza Forest spans 350,000 acres between Poland and Belarus. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to a variety of endangered species like the European bison, which is slightly larger and leaner than its American cousin.

It also has some of the last old-growth forest in Europe, untouched by human hands, and there is a great deal of international interest in preserving the forest's delicate ecology.

Polish journalist, author and naturalist Adam Wajrak said he never tires of

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