April 6th, 2006

Dear Supporters,

At this time the Polish President has designed a
commission to look into better protection for the
Bialowieza Forest. Although the outcome of their
decision is unknown, BISON views this as a positive
response to our international day of action, March 3,
2006. We will keep you informed as the situation
progresses.

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International actions

March 8th, 2006

On March 3 BISON, the Bialowieza International Solidarity Network, organized international visits to Polish Embassies around the world as part of the campaign to save the Bialowieza Forest, the most important lowland forest in Europe where the wild
european bison live. The Polish President Lech Kaczyński received 5.5 thousand letters from BISON supporters.

Look at the presentation in gallery where you can see some photographs from all over the world

March 3 in Warsaw

March 8th, 2006

Dear BISON Supporters,

I was among the group that met with President Lech Kaczynski's office on March 3, 2006, in Warsaw. The meeting was a positive first step in engaging the President's attention for the Bialowieza Forest. This meeting could not have taken place without the international actions and letter writing campaigns you were a part of. For this, thank you.

At this meeting we had a chance to meet with the President's minister of internal affairs, Ewa Junczyk Ziomecka plus several other offices of the President, such as Bożena Opioła, Grażyna Bereszczyńska and Agnieszka Ragin. Four members of BISON attended the meeting, Dr. Nuria Selva, a biologist from Spain who has conducted research in Bialowieza,
Professor Tomas Wesolowski, from Wroclaw University, writer/activist Zenon Kruczynski, and myself, Eunice Blavascunas, anthropologist from the University of California Santa Cruz. I have been conducted my dissertation research in the forest.

The main point we conveyed to the President is that the Bialowieza Forest is under rapid fragmentation, not just from logging, but from chaotic tourist developments, a new border crossing to Belarus, forest roads recently opened to tourist traffic, and four different units that manage the forest without on cohesive plan to think about how best to preserve the forest's unique character.

The office listened closely to our concerns and has suggested that further meetings might be a
possibility. They also said that Polish law prevents their office from interfering directly, such as changing laws without legislation. Those of us in Poland are putting our heads together to decide what our next move will be. Certainly we plan to continue working on the ground locally and in negotiations in Warsaw.

Local support for the campaign has also taken a new turn. On Saturday March 4, Belarusian
singer/songwriter, Todar, and the WZ Orchestra played a benefit concert for the forest campaign. All proceeds from the concert went directly towards rebuilding the elementary school, burned down in a December fire. The concert, under the title "Dzikie jest piekne" (Wild is beautiful) brought together many local people who otherwise would have never met in one room. The best thing about the concert was that it set a spirit of playfulness and
joy in our actions for the forest.

At this juncture we don't want to lose the momentum of our international campaign and hope we can count on you again in the future to support our efforts.

Thank you so much! March 3 goes to show how the concerns of many can have a real effect on changing the world.

Kind wishes,

Eunice

March 3 Day of international solidarity for the Bialowieza Forest

February 16th, 2006

Dear Supporters, on March 3 BISON, the Bialowieza International Solidarity Network, is organising international visits to Polish Embassies around the world as part of the campaign to save the Bialowieza Forest, Europe’s last, low-land, old-growth forest as a national park. This issue is of great importance, without a doubt the most important forest in Europe and the last wild european bison.

March 3 events are planned in: London (UK), Dublin (Ireland), Briest (Belarus), Prague (Czech Republic), Bratislava (Slovakia), Helsinki (Finland), Bucarest (Romania), Leipzig (Germany), Wienna (Austria), Columbo (Sri Lanka), Pretoria (South Africa), Kampala (Uganda), Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra (Australia), Seul (South Korea), Toronto (Canada), Tokio (Japan), Kiev (Ukraine), New York (USA), San Francisco (USA), Zagreb (Croatia). Hopefully this is not the end of the list.

These March 3 embassy visits could be as simple as delivering a letter to the ambassador calling for the protection of the whole of the Bialowieza Forest as a national park and/or meeting with consular staff detailing your concerns about the forest. Or they could include also a protest and press conference outside the embassy with banners, leafletting people entering the embassy.

In the name of our network four people (Spanish, American, Belarussian, Polish) signed the letter - petition to the Polish President Lech Kaczynski asking him for personal intervention.
The letter was sent on January and on March 3 we’ll try to meet with President personally. During this visit we want to inform him about solidarity action in many cities and countries.
For the Bialowieza Forest
If you are organising an action in your city, please send us details and we will post these as well to the website. A list of embassies and consulates is available at
o Polish Diplomatic Posts

Act now to save the Bialowieza Forest

January 23rd, 2006

Dear Supporters,

BISON, (the Bialowieza International Solidarity Network) has launched its campaign to make the whole Bialowieza Forest a national park. Act now to save the wild character of Europe’s last, low-land, old-growth forest by sending letters to Poland’s newly elected President, Lech Kaczynski:
Prezydent RP
Lech Kaczyński
ul. Wiejska 10
00-902 Warszawa
Poland
e-mail: listy@prezydent.pl
Tel. (+48) 22695-29-00

We are asking supporters from around the world to mail hard-copy letters directly to the President urging him to take personal responsibility for initiating legislation on behalf of the forest.
We also know that some of you have agreed to organize protests in front of Polish embassies, and have meetings with consular staff detailing your concerns about the forest. Please let us know if you can partake in an embassy visit.

Here in Poland, we will culminate the campaign with a concert in Bialowieza Village, given by Belarusian singer-composer, Todar and his W-Z Orchestra. Proceeds from this concert will go directly to the community of Bialowieza, which lost its elementary school in a recent fire. The campaign we’re undertaking stands in support of this rare forest ecosystem and the people who live there.
Please join us by getting involved now.

Spread news of this campaign to your friends. Nothing is more important for preserving rare and wild forest habitats in Europe than the Bialowieza Forest. If we can act now, we can terminate commercial logging, stop chaotic infrastructural developments, and place all of the Bialowieza Forest, on both sides of the Polish/Belarusian border, under the protection of a national park.

In Solidarity,

Janusz Korbel

Letters to the President

January 23rd, 2006

Dear President,
I am writing to you to ask you to save The Bialowieza Forest. Parts of my ancestry comes from Poland and while I have never visited I have heard stories of the natural beauty.
This forest is not only Poland’s jewel but the world’s and needs a strong champion to preserve it. Your place in history and all of ours in this 21st century will be marked by our efforts to preserve our environment. […]
Sincerely,
T. Erlich and family,
Toronto, Canada

Dear President,
[…] It is unacceptable that this world heritage disappears before our eyes for the lack of one well coordinated protection plan for the whole forest. […] Paradoxically, it is not Poland, but the undemocratic Belarus that has its side of the forest protected entirely as a national park. […] The Forest should be first and foremost a natural area, not merely a site of human entertainment, with attractions and infrastructure to suit the leisure needs of tourists at the expense of the forest s most valuable characteristics. […]
John Seed
Rainforest Information Centre,
Lismore, Australia

[…] I am writing to you to ask you to do a great thing for Poland and the world.
That is to pursue the protection of the entire area of the Bialowieza Forest in
perpetuity through the establishment of a National Park.
It is critical that throughout the world the few remaining “natural” wild places
be protected and undeveloped to give us all a glimpse into the natural biological
processes that occur when not degraded by human activities.
[…] With the Bialowieza Forest being the last wild forest in Europe, you have the
opportunity to establish a personal legacy for Poland and the World.
Please make this your personal mission!
Yours truly,
Bruce Ellingsen
British Columbia,
Canada,

[…] You may think it not my business to ask you to care for your forests as an American. I come to you as one who takes seriously the life of our planet, our one world. We all are connected and hopefully most of us are concerned about the health of the planet. […]I don’t know you or much about you, but I call on you as a member of the life community on Earth, and as someone chosen to lead in this difficult time for the planet. I hope you will take this responsibility to preserve the Bialowieza Forest for the world and future generations.
Thanks you,
P. Clare McBrien

Honorable President Kaczynski:
I write to ask you to act to save the Bialowieza Forest from development and destruction. The Bialewieza Forest is of most importance as Europe’s LAST lowland OLD GROWTH forest and is home to such significant life as the Eastern European Bison. […] I ask that you please use your office and influence to save this small part of what is left of “wild” Europe.
Respectfully,
Ron McCollum
Lawndale, North Carolina, USA

Dear President,
I am writing to you to ask for your personal intervention in order to save Europe’s last natural lowland forest – The Bialowieza Forest. In recent years real protection for the forest has deteriorated […]
Yours Truly,
Denise Ozden
Teacher
Toronto, ON

Dear President,
Would you intervene in order to save Europe’s last natural lowland forest ? […] Our letter is an expression of international concern for the forest and a sign of our support for the protection plan proposed by the BISON coalition. Thank you for your attention in this matter of international political significance.
With warm regards
Mairy Beam
Caledon, Ontario
CANADA

Dear President,
I am writing to you to ask for your personal intervention in order to save Europe’s last natural lowland forest […] I live in the Blue Mountains which is National Park. It is too precious to lose these places anywhere in the world.
[…] I would like to see the Bialowieza Forest protected in a way that let’s natural processes occur unimpeded from the commercial interests. […] My letter is an _expression of international concern for the forest and a sign of our support for the protection plan proposed by the BISON coalition.
Yours sincerely
Sr. Sheila Quonoey
Social Justice Co-ordinator
Presentation Sisters, Wagga Australia.

[…] The Bialowieza Forest does not belong to foresters, to tourists, wood-cutters, hunters, or anyone else. It is the world's heritage, and similar in terms of biodiversity importance to any tropical rain forest. Poland has an obligation to care for this heritage, so rare and wild, which makes it precious in our contemporary world. We ask you to take the lead in international politics by affording the whole forest the status of national park. This is the highest form of protection and as mentioned, already exists for the forest on Belarusian territory. Our letter is an expression of international concern for the forest and a sign of our support for the protection plan proposed by the BISON coalition.
Thank you for your attention in this matter of international political significance.
With best regards,
Arman Vermishyan
President of “”Burg” Youth Environmental Center” NGO, Republic of Armenia
Web-site: www.burg.gorvard.net
E-mail; Burg_yec@freenet.am, burg@xter.net
Facilitator of the Internet Forum “Nature Protection”
Web-site: www.forum.am/groups/env
E-mail; varm@freenet.am

Sample Letter

January 23rd, 2006

Sample Letter:
English | Spanish | German


English

The Honorable President Lech Kaczynski
President of the Polish Republic
ul. Wiejska 10
00-902 Warszawa
Poland
e-mail: listy@prezydent.pl

Dear President,

I am writing to you to ask for your personal intervention in order to save Europe's last natural lowland forest – The Bialowieza Forest. In recent years real protection for the forest has deteriorated. Centuries old oaks and other trees were cut for timber, new roads have been opened to public traffic, and each commercial management unit applies different plans for the forest, while only a small fragment is protected as a national park.

It is unacceptable that this world heritage disappears before our eyes for the lack of one well coordinated protection plan for the whole forest. The current area under national park status does not sufficiently do so. Many rare and wild animals, including the invaluable European bison, which moves throughout the whole forest, need a plan that puts the protection of natural processes as its highest priority. Paradoxically, it is not Poland, but the undemocratic Belarus that has its side of the forest protected entirely as a national park. However, one of the most pressing threats facing the forest comes from the recently established border crossing with Belarus, where a terminal has been built through the middle of the Bialowieza Forest. This concern, when added to cutting trees, a proposed adventure train ride for tourists in a national park nature reserve, and new roads through the forest pose an imminent threat of forest fragmentation, making it difficult for species to cross between these units and for the forest to maintain its ecological integrity.

Additionally, the current plans for timber harvest could follow the plans of the last several years, which saw an enormous amount of timber, much of it centuries old, cut under the pretext of bark beetle attack. The Bialowieza Forest is not an ordinary forest, but a treasure among the world's natural areas, and should be treated with the care reserved for such places. I would like to see the Bialowieza Forest protected in a way that let's natural processes occur unimpeded from the commercial interests.

The Forest should be first and foremost a natural area, not merely a site of human entertainment, with attractions and infrastructure to suit the leisure needs of tourists at the expense of the forest's most valuable characteristics. Nor should the forest serve as a source of commercial timber looked after by several management units and with a small national park at its core. This tiny fraction of the European landscape should be protected equally on both sides of the Polish/Belarusian border in one transboundary national park.

For many hundreds of years royalty protected the forest against clearing and other excesses, which is why we appeal to you now Mr. Presdent. Please resume real protection of the forest by acting in your capacity as the leader of Poland. Would you consider personally intervening on the forest's behalf and on behalf of your nation , which has the privilege of containing this rare natural heritage within its boundaries, by initiating legislation for forest protection. The Bialowieza Forest does not belong to foresters, to tourists, wood-cutters, hunters, or anyone else. It is the world's heritage, and similar in terms of biodiversity importance to any tropical rain forest. Poland has an obligation to care for this heritage, so rare and wild, which makes it precious in our contemporary world. We ask you to take the lead in international politics by affording the whole forest the status of national park. This is the highest form of protection and as mentioned, already exists for the forest on Belarusian territory. Our letter is an expression of international concern for the forest and a sign of our support for the protection plan proposed by the BISON coalition. Thank you for your attention in this matter of international political significance


Spanish

EXCMO. PRESIDENTE DE LA REPÚBLICA DE POLONIA
D. LECH KACZYNSKI
ul. Wiejska 10
00-902 Warszawa
Polonia
e-mail: listy@prezydent.pl

Estimado Presidente:

Me dirijo a usted para pedirle su intervención personal para salvar el último bosque primigenio de Europa, el Bosque de Bialowieza. En los últimos años el Bosque ha sufrido un gran deterioro: robles y otros árboles centenarios han sido talados, se han abierto al tráfico nuevas carreteras que cruzan el Bosque, y cada unidad administrativa aplica planes de manejo diferentes. SOLO un pequeño fragmento está protegido como Parque Nacional. Es totalmente inaceptable que esta joya del patrimonio mundial y única en el continente europeo desaparezca delante de nuestros ojos debido a la falta de un plan de protección para todo el Bosque debidamente coordinado. Esta petición es parte de una campaña internacional para proteger el Bosque de Bialowieza, iniciada por la coalición ciudadana BISON. Le ruego su más sincero interés y apoyo en este asunto.
Claramente, el área actualmente protegida bajo la figura de Parque Nacional no es suficiente. Numerosas especies de animales, incluido el valioso bisonte europeo, que se mueven a través de todo el Bosque, necesitan un plan de protección de los procesos naturales, como prioridad absoluta. Paradójicamente, no es Polonia, sino el régimen antidemocrático de Bielorrusia el que tiene enteramente protegida su parte de bosque como parque nacional. Sin embargo, una de las mayores amenazas la constituye el recientemente creado paso fronterizo con Bielorrusia, donde una gran terminal está siendo construida en el centro del Bosque de Bialowieza. Esta actuación, unida a la tala intensiva y propuestas tales como la puesta en marcha de un tren de aventuras para turistas cruzando una reserva natural, o la apertura de nuevas carreteras a través del Bosque, suponen un riesgo inminente para su fragmentación, dificultando el movimiento de las especies entre los fragmentos y el mantenimiento de la integridad ecológica del Bosque. Por si fuera poco, los planes forestales actuales han incrementado la producción maderera anual con respecto a años anteriores, que ya fueron testigos de una tala abusiva de árboles, muchos centenarios, bajo pretexto de plagas de insectos.

El Bosque de Bialowieza no es un bosque cualquiera. Representa un verdadero tesoro entre las áreas naturales del mundo, y debe ser tratado con el cuidado y respeto que se merece. Personalmente, me gustaría ver el Bosque protegido de tal forma que los procesos naturales puedan seguir su cauce y no se vean impedidos por intereses comerciales. Ante todo, el Bosque de Bialowieza debe ser un área natural, un bosque primigenio, y no simplemente un lugar de entretenimiento, con atracciones e infraestructuras que satisfagan las necesidades de ocio de los turistas a costa de los valores mas preciados del Bosque. Tal Bosque no debería estar al servicio de la intensa explotación maderera, ni del desarrollo urbanístico. Esta pequeña fracción del paisaje europeo debería estar protegido a ambos lados de la frontera, constituyendo un parque transnacional. Dicha tarea precisa de su intervención personal, Señor Presidente.

Durante siglos, reyes y zares protegieron el bosque, y ahora, el futuro del Bosque depende de usted, Señor Presidente. Por favor, reanude una protección real del Bosque como líder de la nación. Le ruego que considere su intervención personal e inicie una legislación específica para la protección del Bosque, en beneficio de su nación, que tiene el privilegio de incluir tan rico patrimonio natural en sus fronteras. El Bosque de Bialowieza no pertenece ni a la administración forestal, ni a turistas, ni a cazadores, ni a nadie. Es patrimonio de la humanidad y Polonia tiene la obligación de cuidar dicha herencia, tan escasa y salvaje, lo que la hace particularmente valiosa en el mundo contemporáneo.

Le ruego que confiera a la totalidad del Bosque el estatus de parque nacional, que es la figura máxima de protección. Esta carta es una expresión del interés internacional que suscita el Bosque de Bialowieza y una muestra de apoyo al plan de protección propuesto por la coalición BISON. Sin más, agradecerle su atención en esta materia de importancia política internacional.

Atentamente,


German

Herr Prof. Lech Kaczyński
Präsident der Republik Polen

Ein Brief anlässlich des berühmtesten Waldes in Europa

Wir dürfen nicht zuschauen, wie "Puszcza Bialowieska" stückweise verschwindet.
Es ist der letzte seit 8000 Jahre unberührte Europäische Urwald - ein Organismus, der vom Menschen nicht wieder erschaffen werden kann. Er ist unersetzlich für Wissenschaftler, Biologen, Forstwirtschaft und für jeden, dem die Frage nach unseren Wurzeln wichtig ist. Als Naturerbe gehört er allen Einwohner der Erde. Wir Europäer haben die ethische Pflicht diesen Urwald für die nächsten Generationen zu bewahren.

In Weißrussland gilt dieser Urwald als Nationalpark. Der polnischem Teil ist nur zu 15 % Nationalpark und 85 % wird holzwirtschaftlich genutzt.
Aus der Aufteilung und uneinheitlichen Verwaltung des Urwaldes folgen nicht koordinierte Investitionen und chaotische wirtschaftliche Aktivitäten. Dies führt zur irreversiblen Schäden.
Zur Zeit wird ein Projekt - Euroregion "Puszcza Bialowieska" mit Hilfe von EU Geldern durchgeführt. Man sollte meinen, dass so ein Projekt mit dem Schutz des Urwaldes zu tun hat. Leider aber baut man in Wirklichkeit in der Waldmitte einen Terminal für den Grenzübergang.
Die Naturschützer in Weißrussland und in Polen haben unterschiedliche Ansichten. In Polen geschützte Tierarten dieses Urwaldes werden auf der weißrussischer Seite abgeschossen, obwohl dort das ganze Territorium als Nationalpark gilt.
Vor ein paar Jahren hat man, unter dem Vorwand der Sichtbarmachung der Grenze, über hundertjährige Eichen gefällt. Diese Bäume haben zwar den Sozialismus überstanden, werden jetzt aber durch die Staatsverwaltung Lasy Panstwowe gefällt.
Das einzige uns gebliebene Stück des ursprünglichen Urwaldes in Europa wird heute weiter geteilt mit geteerten Straßen und Eisenbahn, bebaut mit Hotels und wird als Vergnügungs -anlage betrachtet. In dem Wald "Puszcza Bialowieska" lebt eine aussterbende Tiergattung
- Zuber - der europäische Bison, der auch noch schamlos zu Werbezwecken missbraucht wird: mitten im Wald stehen große Plakatwände einer Biermarke, auf denen der abgebildete Zuber uns zum Genuss dieses Alkohols animieren soll.

Man braucht in der Zusammenarbeit mit Weißrussland ein einheitliches Naturschutzkonzept für das ganzes Gebiet "Puszcza Bialowieska". Da dieser Urwald durch eine Grenze geteilt ist, sollte man dringend eine einheitliche, rationale Administration für dieses Gebiet schaffen.
Es soll ein Beispiel für kluge Verwaltung sein, die frei von politischem Privilegien, frei von Korruption und Vetternwirtschaft bleibt.

Vor sieben Jahren gab es Pläne den polnischen Teil des Urwaldes zum Nationalpark zu erklären. Nach dem Wechsel der Regierung ist dieses Projekt leider fallengelassen worden.
In Polen gibt es jetzt eine neue Regierung und einen neuen Präsidenten. Die Politiker an der Macht haben die Gerechtigkeit und hohe ethische Werte in den Vordergrund gestellt. Deshalb hoffen wir, dass die regierende Partei sich auch um den Naturschutz bemühen wird, insbesondere um den Urwald "Puszcza Bialowieska". Es ist ein echter Schatz und wir wollen ihn für uns alle bewahren.

Deswegen bitten wir Sie, Herr Präsident, heute entsprechende Schritte für den Schutz des letzten europäischen Urwaldes "Puszcza Bialowieska" einzuleiten. Bei breiter Unterstützung der Bevölkerung wird dieses Projekt gelingen.

Wir bitten um Folgendes:

Sofortiger Schutz aller Bäume, die älter als hundert Jahre sind. Auch jüngere Baumbestände, die auf natürliche Art gewachsen sind und den Eigencharakter des Waldes bestimmen, sollen geschützt werden.

Es soll ein Raumplan für das ganzes Gebiet ausgearbeitet werden, mit breiter überregionaler Konsultation.

Man soll die Eingriffe in die natürlichen Prozesse im Schutzgebiet unterlassen.

Der ganze polnische Teil des Urwaldes soll zum Nationalpark erklärt werden.
Für dieses Projekt wollen wir die Einwohner und die Förster des Gebietes gewinnen.

Man soll in Zusammenarbeit mit Weißrussland den Aufbau eines übernationalen Reservates "Puszcza Bialowieska" anstreben

Songs for the Bialowieza Forest

January 20th, 2006

Chers amis et personnes que je ne connais pas encore,
voici ma modeste contribution à la protection de la foret de Bialowieza et
a l’elargissement du Parc National : une chanson intitulée Ancient Forest…

Dear friends and people I don’t know yet, here is my modest contribution to
the protection of Bialowieza Forest : a song called Ancient Forest…

Check it out on : http://ailes-sauvages.com
Direct address http://wildwings.free.fr/SongForest.htm

En vous souhaitant naturellement… une bonne ecoute,
Jacques COMOLET-TIRMAN

Join us in our fight for the Białowieża Forest!

December 27th, 2005

Dear Friends,

Help us protect Europe's most important forest – the Bialowieza Primeval Forest. Located on the Polish/Belarusian borderland, Bialowieza is the last fragment of low-land, deciduous old-growth of its type in Europe and it urgently needs your attention. The forest is being fragmented daily through careless developments and an oversight of the forests' most important biological characteristics in favor of commercial logging and irresponsible tourist development. We have assembled a citizen's coalition named BISON (Bialowieza International Solidarity Network) to change the management policies on the Polish side of the forest. The name of our coalition (BISON) comes from the relict mammal that wanders freely between the forest's 500 year old oaks and towering spruce. No other low-land forest in Europe has the natural complexity and rare species composition of Bialowieza, which is why we are appealing to you for help at this moment. If we act decisively and quickly as a broad citizens group we can give the forest real and permanent protection.

In 1996 our citizen's group pressured the government to double the size of the Bialowieza National Park to 10502 ha, but this still only covers 15% of the total Polish side of the Bialowieza Forest. The remaining 85% is used for commercial forestry. Our actions to protect the forest have sparked a counter-campaign backed by a strong commercial forestry lobby that has distorted information and created a climate of fear in the local population. Unfortunately, the situation of real protection has only declined since then. For example, in 2003, several oaks of more than 100 years were cut along the Belarusian border under the pretext of border security. In the Gluszec nature reserve within the National Park, an adventure train ride is being planned that will draw hordes of tourists and noise to sensitive bird and mammal habitats. Roads have been opened in the forest for commercial traffic. A ban was lifted on cutting trees more than 100 years old, and massive ill-planned corporate tourist development threatens the quiet and sanctity of the forest's villages. Our campaign targets politicians at this impasse. We are asking the new President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski to personally intervene on our behalf. We want him to personally protect the whole Polish forest (initiate legislation) until a sensible plan can be worked out for an expanded national park. At the moment, we are gathering a show of support before we embark on a larger action.

Could you help in one of the following ways.

  • Could you send an email, fax, personal letter or telephone to the Polish embassy in your country?
  • Could you send a letter to the Polish government about the situation in the Bialowieza Forest. If you're part of an institution, could you send such a letter on behalf of your organization?
  • Could you send this information to other people who might be able to help with this action.
  • Could you personally visit a Polish embassy to discuss the matter, or could you organize a day of solidarity outside of the embassy on an appointed day in late February or March?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we ask you for your email or mailing address. In January we will send you a letter of possible actions, a CD-film explaining what's happening in the Bialowieza Forest, the latest scientific articles about the situation, photographs and news of our local organizing actions targeting the Polish President.

Join us in our fight for the Bialowieza Forest!

Bialowieza International Solidarity Network
bialowieza@bison.org.pl

Virtual Conservation

December 27th, 2005

pdfVirtual Conservation: How the European Union is Turning a Blind Eye to Its Vanishing Primeval Forests
by Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Wesołowski

Conservation Biology 1349–1358
Volume 19, No. 5, October 2005
© 2005 Society for Conservation Biology