Do you want the good news or the bad news?
In the November 2017 Newsletter we wrote about the fight to save the Forest of Bialowieza in Poland. The mass felling of trees was declared illegal by the European Court of Justice and the exploitation of the forest must end immediately on pain of heavy fines or even custodial sentences. The Polish government was obliged to intervene in order to put a stop to the operations that had already started.
Unfortunately, however, although the forest is starting to be protected, the same cannot be said of those who fought against this act of profiteering. Indeed their acts of civil disobedience are deemed to be punishable by law and they have also continued to be the object of threats and violence. Court proceedings against them are already starting, as if they were the ones responsible for the illegal exploitation. We must not leave them to face this alone!
For further information: https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/defense-foret