Poland’s border wall poses latest threat to Bialowieza Forest

After years fighting illegal logging, green campaigners have warned of a new threat to Poland’s Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site that forms part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network.

by Claudia Delpero
A police officer checks vehicles entering a checkpoint near the village of Bialowieza, eastern Poland, November 2021. The government has begun building a border wall with Belarus nearby. Photo: Mateusz Slodkowski / AFP via Getty
A police officer checks vehicles entering a checkpoint near the village of Bialowieza, eastern Poland, November 2021. The government has begun building a border wall with Belarus nearby. Photo: Mateusz Slodkowski / AFP via Getty

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