Poland's forests archive

  • bison and calk for story saying Final legal warning for Polish government as it prepares to log Białowieża Forest

    Final legal warning for Polish government as it prepares to log Bialowieza Forest

    The European Commission has taken the final step before litigation in the EU Court over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest.

  • A decaying log in Bialowieza Forest

    More logging in Bialowieza Forest announced as Commission urged to act

    Poland announces more intense logging in Białowieża Forest, a year after ClientEarth and others lodged a complaint to the European Commission.

  • Białowieża case - Polish courtand

    Polish Ombudsman challenges Environment Minister’s decision to log Bialowieza Forest in court

    This week ClientEarth spoke in court in support of the Polish Ombudsman, in a case challenging the Polish Environment Minister’s decision to increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest.

  • row in the forest in the wintertime

    Renewed threat to Polish forest as government confirms illegal logging plan

    Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.

  • Photo of orange leaf trees to illustrate story saying Polish Environment Minister misleads peers on Białowieża Forest

    Polish Environment Minister misleads peers on Białowieża Forest

    The Polish Environment Minister has written to environment ministers from the other 27 EU countries on Białowieża Forest. His letter contains multiple inaccurate or misleading statements.

  • Photo of bird in forest to illustrate story saying European Parliament condemns Polish Government plans for illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest

    European Parliament condemns Polish Government plan to log Białowieża Forest

    The European Parliament has condemned the Polish Government for a slew of legal breaches, including illegal logging in Białowieża Forest.

  • Photo of forest lake to illustrate story saying UNESCO: Białowieża forest logging must be stopped

    UNESCO: Białowieża forest logging must be stopped

    UNESCO advisers have called on the Polish Government to suspend plans for a huge increase in logging and let Białowieża Forest grow with minimal intervention.

  • Photo of autumn leaves to illustrate story as Commission opens infringement over illegal logging in Polish forest

    Commission takes action over illegal logging in Polish forest

    The European Commission has started infringement proceedings against the Polish Government over illegal plans to log in Białowieża Forest.

  • European Commission visits threatened Białowieża forest

    Officials from the European Commission are visiting the ancient Białowieża Forest in Poland. It follows a similar trip by UNESCO officials. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have complained about a planned three-fold increase in logging.

  • Photo of children walking in forest to illustrate story about illegal logging plans bringing UNESCO to Białowieża Forest

    Illegal logging plans bring UNESCO to Białowieża Forest

    Today, UNESCO advisers visit Białowieża Forest after Polish Government illegally approved a huge expansion of logging in the World Heritage site.

  • Image of pygmy owl to illustrate story on Bialowieza "recovery plan" designed to mislead public

    Bialowieza “recovery plan” designed to mislead public

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have raised further concerns today about a Bialowieza “recovery plan” suggested by Poland’s environment minister in the ancient forest.

  • image of wild boar in Bialowieza forest

    Five days to save Bialowieza forest

    The Polish government is planning to triple logging in Bialowieza forest, starting on Friday. It is ignoring 30,000 Polish people and a Commission complaint by NGOs.

  • Children in forest to illustrate story about Commission 'concerned' about illegal decision to log Białowieża forest

    Commission ‘concerned’ about illegal decision to log Białowieża forest

    The European Commission has told journalists it is worried about the Polish government’s illegal decision to triple logging in Europe’s oldest forest.

  • 13000 Poles petition to protect Białowieża within three hours

    13,000 Poles petition to protect Białowieża after Commission complaint lodged

    A new Polish petition to protect Białowieża forest has gathered more than 13,000 signatures within hours of being launched.

  • Photo of boy in forest to illustrate story saying Commission complaint lodged as Polish minister illegally approves logging in Białowieża

    Commission complaint lodged as Polish minister illegally approves logging in Białowieża

    ClientEarth and six other campaigners today lodged a Commission complaint after the Polish government illegally gave permission to triple logging in Białowieża forest.

  • Photo of lynx to illustrate story on our letter to the Minister following decision to increase logging in Bialowieza

    Warning to Polish minister: more logging in Bialowieza violates EU law

    The Polish government has approved a threefold increase of logging in Białowieża Forest. This violates EU law, and we’ve written to the environment minister to tell him.

  • Photo of a moose to illustrate story about illegal logging threatening Poland's Białowieża Forest

    Illegal logging threatens Poland’s Białowieża Forest

    The Polish government says more logging is the only way to protect ancient Białowieża Forest, but scientists disagree.