Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Białowieża Forest under major threat!

Białowieża Forest is now under major threat which is all the more shocking as this forest is truly one of the great wonders of the world. Brimming with amazing wildlife, it it the vast size of this forest which is one of the key components of its great importance allowing a complete and complex web of animal interactions that are only found here.

Help save the last European lowland natural forest and UNESCO World Heritage Site by signing the petition here.

Vassen Białowieża National Park, Poland 
Credit: Frank Vassen

See also the I Love Białowieża website:"The Białowieża Forest extending over 1600 km2 between Poland and Belarus is the last large remaining fragment of the primeval deciduous forest of the northern temperate zone in Europe. Exceptionally biodiverse, the forest is home to more than 5,500 plant species, and 11,564 animal species, including the largest population of free-ranging European Bison. Animals from the large carnivores like Wolves and Lynxes, to the rare nesting songbirds, woodpeckers, and owls all rely on the forest for their habitat of old growth and standing dead trees. Białowieża Forest is a hotspot of unique biodiversity and a fascinating source of scientific knowledge, and stands as a much needed ecological blue-print for the restoration of forests in Europe and the world."  

More magic and marvels about this place here soon!