Breaking: The Court of Justice of the EU has issued a ban on logging in Białowieża Forest
The Court of Justice of the EU has issued a ban on logging in Białowieża Forest, saying all chainsaws and harvesters must be stopped immediately. The ruling shows that, in the Court’s opinion, increased timber harvesting in Poland’s Białowieża Forest could cause serious and irreparable damage to this priceless natural environment.
The court today confirmed that is has imposed an order which means Poland must put a halt to all tree cutting in the ancient forest. This effectively suspends the March 2016 decision of Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko, which allowed a huge increase of timber harvesting. This logging ban is effective until EU judges make a final decision in the case.