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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),
Belovezhskaya Pushcha,
Kamenyuki village, Kamenetz district, Brest region, Belarus 225063

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