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Poland | Data show large numbers of trees cut before shutdown of logging in Bialowieza WH forest

BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.


In fact, logging quotas to 2021 had already been reached and in one part of the forest an expanded quota, declared illegal by the European Commission, had been more than half fulfilled despite an injunction, official forestry data shows.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-logging/poland-spares-forest-to-win-eu-favor-but-damage-already-done-idUSKCN1G310X