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Nicolas Blandin

Białowieża forest: A debated neck of the woods


With 150,000 hectares of pure nature, 10,000 years of history and the last bison in Europe, the Białowieża forest in the east of Poland is one of the best preserved in the continent. So in 2016, when the Polish government decided to triple the rate of deforestation, the country was split in two. We met with locals to understand their relationship to this green oasis.

Text: Lorenzo Pirovano for Cafébabel

Part of the “Borderline Project” series of reportages in Poland
that won the “Altiero Spinelli 2018 Prize for Outreach”.
Project exhibited in Berlin and Brussels.