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Bialowieza Forest, Poland and Belarus

Poland to report on impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest in 2017, as advised by IUCN

The World Heritage Committee has requested Poland to submit, by February 2017, an evaluation of impacts of forest management within Bialowieza Forest, known for its undisturbed ecological processes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) noted yesterday at UNESCO’s annual meeting of the Committee that a new conservation plan is urgently needed, following an advisory mission to the site in late June.

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