How to protect Poland’s Białowieża Forest: interview

Last month, the Polish Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk announced he is willing to cooperate with the European Commission on the issue of Białowieża Forest following a ruling on alleged environmental abuse.

“According to all the rules we can remove trees that are a threat to public safety,” Krzysztof Trębski from the Polish state forests told PolandIN.

Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk announced he had created a working group devoted to figuring out the most effective way of protecting the forest.

Meanwhile, Tomasz Pezold-Knezevic, from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Poland said that the “forestry plan should be integrated with the overall masterplan for Białowieża forest as a UNESCO world heritage site”.

To learn more, click here to watch the full interview with Krzysztof Trębski of the State Forests and Tomasz Pezold-Knezevic of the WWF Poland.