I’d like to tell you about a place called Bialowieza Forest. It’s the last remaining part of an immense primeval forest, which once covered much of Europe. This enduring vestige survived largely intact for nearly 600 years because it was first a royal then a tsar hunting preserve (insert deep sigh here).
Bialowieza Forest is divided between Poland (40%) and Belarus (60%) and is home to an amazing display of biodiversity—including the wisent (European bison), the largest and the heaviest surviving mammal on the continent.
Reminder: 78% of the old-growth forests on the planet are already gone and it’s gonna take a lot more than greenwashed parades to address that reality.