With Poland looking to earn cash and environmentalists trying to save trees, felling in Europe's last primeval forest is provoking clashes BIALOWIEZA, Poland, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation...
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.