In 2012, the Minister of the Environment approved forest management plans for the three forest areas of Biaowiea, in line with the recommendations of the European Commission, as the requirements for protecting the integrity of this Natura 2000 site have been met. Approved management plans limited logging and protected century-old stalls. This has been recognized as a solution that has supported local wood needs while ensuring the ecological uniqueness of the forest. Unfortunately, the increase in timber harvesting, which is formally justified by the need to contain the boreal insect epidemic, has far exceeded annual plans and poses a serious threat. This significant increase in average annual limit values for timber harvesting has led to an update of the 2012-2021 forest management plan for one of the three Bia-owiea forest areas. The update involves tripling logging, removing hooks and not guaranteeing the protection of forests over 100 years old. The Ministry of the Environment argues that “active management” by harvesting is necessary to protect the forest from spruce beetle outbreaks and fire risks. It opposes modern scientific research, the recommendations of many major scientific institutions in Poland, European law and Poland`s agreements with UNESCO. In July 2017, UNESCO called on Poland to stop logging the Bia-owiea forest. In August 2017, the European Court of Justice called for an end to logging. Poland has so far failed to implement the Court of Justice ruling and work continues to cut down and dispose of old trees. The Belovetsha Agreements (Russian: Belarusian: “Ukrainian:” () are agreements that have virtually ceased to exist for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in its place as a unit of succession.

It was signed on 8 December at the state dacha near Viskuli in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. 1991, by the leaders of three of the four republics that signed the treaty on the creation of the USSR – Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the first Deputy Prime Minister of the RSFSR/Russian Federation Gennadi Burbulis, Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchouk and Ukrainian Prime Minister Vitold Fokin, the Speaker of the Belarusian Parliament Stanislav Shulyevich and the Prime Minister of Belarus Vladi. The initial agreement could not be reached from 2013 (see below). The cooperation agreement was signed by Polish Deputy Minister of Maritime Economy and Waterways Anna Mucha and her Belarusian counterpart, Anrei Khmel. 6. Encourages the two States Parties of Belarus and Poland to continue their efforts to improve cross-border cooperation; requests that a copy of the bilateral agreement reached on 15 November 2006 be presented to the World Heritage Centre, as well as details of its implementation; Following the scientific review, the workshop was held in the Biaowiea Forest, where experts and moderators discussed at length the results of the review: points of convergence and disagreements and gaps in knowledge. It was a great experience, because all the rules and arguments agreed in terms of emotions and suspicion between the scientists lost their importance during the process. In the next step, the scientists involved made a considerable effort to complete the multi-author evidence document through a series of loops and feedback sessions.