The National Council of the Polish Green Party Zieloni was deeply concerned and outraged upon receiving information about preparations being made by Poland’s State Forests and inspired by the Polish government to begin mass logging in the Białowieża Primeval Forest, which included plans for a deceitful media campaign.
THE FOREST WAS HERE BEFORE MANKIND ARRIVED
Aside from being widely criticised by various ecological organisations, the logging plans have already been protested by various institutions, including the Nature Conservation Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (here) and the State Council for Nature Conversation (here).
By appointing Professor Jan Szyszko to the function of Minister of Environment, Jarosław Kaczyński has betrayed the efforts introduced by his brother Lech to preserve the Białowieża Primeval Forest for future generations. Jan Szyszko was the author of the Rospuda Valley conflict and is a hunter with close ties to the State Forests. For years he has supported the unscientific and heretical point of view that the Białowieża Primeval Forest is dying as a result of too little forester intervention.