Locked content Twice as many forest fires in 2018 as last year – State Forests

State forests authority Lasy Państwe told PAP that the number of fires in forests is already twice as high as last year. In 2017, nearly 3,600 fires were reported, while in H1 2018 alone, there were almost 6,000. As many as 37 percent of the fires are caused by people, mainly by cigarette buds, matc...

Locked content Lasy Państwowe warns against risk of fires

Due to high temperatures and lack of rainfall, the risk of fires increases, indicated Lasy Państwowe (State Forests). According to data from PSP (State Fire Service), the forests have been burning 3,147 times since the beginning of March; 39 percent were cases of arson. The statistics show that the ...

Locked content President vetoes law on forest privatization

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has vetoed a law that would allow for selling state-owned forests in order to undertake public investments such as road or high-voltage line construction. In his opinion, “the law hasn’t entailed sufficient tools to protect the forests against the change ...

Locked content Regulation for imported timber signed into law

The government has signed legislation that will make illegal import of wood more difficult. Wood and wood products will require a number of permits before entering the European Community. Unless a product from partner states carries the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) certificat...