More than 150 non-governmental organisations are asking the European Commission to intervene to halt the construction of a wall on the Polish-Belarusian border running through protected areas, including one of Europe’s last primeval forests.
Poland’s border wall to cut through Europe’s last old-growth forest; Douglas Main; National Geographic
Polish-Belarus border wall threatens primeval forest, environmentalists say; Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk & Kacper Pempel; Reuters
Find a perfect place to stay in Białowieża, the village situated on the edge of Poland’s famous UNESCO-listed primeval forest.
Despite Unesco world heritage status, the ancient, pristine habitat of Bialowieza is now threatened by the logger’s chainsaw…
Exploring Polands primeval forest and unearthing the amazing story behind Zubrowka Vodka; Bella Brennan; Daily Mail
During Bella Brennan recent travels to the stunning Białowieża Forest she was delighted to learn of Żubrówka vodka, a 600 year old spirit that’s flavour is just as impressive as its history.
There are few travelers to Poland that won’t have come across the local variety of vodka, Zubrowka, at least once on their travels. Zubrowka is memorable not just because of its potency – which can knock the socks of even the most hardened drinkers – but also because of its distinctive label featuring a fearsome-looking bison, or zubr.
In Europe’s last primeval forest, on Poland’s border with Belarus, experts are fighting to protect the zubr, or European bison. Jon Eldridge investigates…