Białowieża National Park,,
is situaed in the north-east part of Poland. It is the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. „European bison” called „żubr” is a symbol of the Park. The forest is home to 800 European bisons – Europe’s heaviest and biggest land animal.
The entire area of northeastern Europe was originally covered by ancient woodland similar to that of the Białowieża Forest. Until the 14th century, travel through the woodland was limited to river routes; roads and bridges appeared much later. Limited hunting rights were granted throughout the forest in the 14th century.
The forest was declared a hunting reserve in 1541 to protect bisons. In 1557, the forest charter was issued, under which a special board was established to examine forest usage.
After the WW II, part of the forest was divided between Poland and the Belarusian SSR of the Soviet Union. The Soviet part was put under public administration while Poland reopened the Białowieża National Park in 1947.
Support the protection of the entire Białowieża Forest in Poland: the last European lowland natural forest and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its unique ecosystem and ecological processes have to be protected from destruction by human intervention.
Support the voice of science to exclude old-growth forest stands from silvicultural activities, and support prioritization of non-intervention practices. Preservation of this unique forest has to exclude standard forestry practices, such as sanitation cutting down and salvage logging as a response to bark beetle outbreaks.
Save Białowieża Forest for the future generations in the natural state.