Hungary`s oldest forest chopped down

Baku, May 7, AZERTAC 

One of the oldest forests in Hungary was chopped down by Egererdő Ltd, a governmental forestry holding. The forest was 180 years old and located in a nature reserve, according to The forest was chopped down as reported by WWF Hungary and Index.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of wilderness preservation and reducing human impact on the environment. WWF is the world’s largest conservation organisation with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.

WWF Hungary writes that the forest provided the natural habitat for rare bird species including the white-backed woodpecker and the stock dove, among 13 other protected and specially protected plant species. The forest was also one of the oldest forests in the country. The 6,000 m3 wood that was chopped down is worth very little money due to its old age.

Forests that are older than 180 years are less than 1,000 hectares which are only half per mile of the national forest range.

Thus, the company claims that their intentions were not at all economic, and they previously agreed with the Board of the Bükk National Park on the logging process. They also had a permit from the nature conservation authority.

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