UN delegates today called for a halt to illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest, piling yet more pressure on the Polish Environment Minister to stop destroying Europe’s oldest forest. ClientEarth...
Forests cover 30% of Poland’s land area. Nearly all of these are plantations and over 80% are state-owned. The country’s forest area increased at an annual rate of 0.2% between 1990 and 2015 (FAO, 2015). As an EU Member State, Poland is required to implement the EU Timber Regulation, which came into force in March 2013.