Slovakia: EM calls for better protections for forests — now being salvage-logged — in Low Tatras NP

The protection of national heritage, to which forests undoubtedly belong, must become an overriding issue. Environment Minister László Sólymos (Most-Híd) said this when presenting the National Forest Memorandum to the Agriculture Minister, Gabriela Matečná, on September 25. Sólymos expects that the protection of forests would be reflected in the forthcoming draft bills on which his department is working.

The ministry’s call comes as the National Park Low Tatras is experiencing wood logging, which environmentalists and activists describe as the biggest environmental catastrophe we are now witnessing.

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