Mighty Earth stands in solidarity with the historic fight to save the primeval Białowieża Forest

Between January and May 2017 over 30,000 trees have been cut down in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Europe’s largest remaining old-growth forests, by the Polish Government’s State-owned logging company

On Monday, June 26th, Mighty Earth organized a photo-petition outside the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C. in response to large-scale logging in the Białowieża, an old-growth forest on Poland’s eastern border with Belarus.

The UNESCO-protected Białowieża forest is home to many threatened and diverse species including wolves, woodpeckers and a herd of 800 European bison.  Białowieża is one of the last remaining parts of a vast ancient forest that once spread across Europe. “We wanted to let the Polish Government know that the world is watching. When we learned that this unique and ancient forest was on its way to becoming a ‘world heritage site in danger,’ we decided to organize in front of the Polish Embassy,” said Mighty Campaign Director Deborah Lapidus.

Mighty calls on the Polish government to protect of one of the last and largest remaining parts of the primeval forest ecosystem in Europe, in solidarity with Pracownia, a Polish environmental organization, Greenpeace Poland, and the hundreds of activists who are putting their bodies on the line and risking arrest to stand in the way of the bulldozers and protect this ancient forest for future generations.

The loggers are going deeper into the forest every day, but resistance in Poland, across Europe, and around the world is growing.  Join the fight now.  Sign the petition to stop the destruction of one of Europe’s last old-growth forests.

For more information, and to get involved, visit http://save-bialowieza.net/