NEWS ARCHIVE: February 2003

February 28, 2003 «Narodnaya Volya» (The People's Will) Newspaper, #39 Book about Belovezhskaya Pushcha

«Belovezhskaya Pushcha in the Third Millennium» is the name of a new book published by Sergei Lavrov's private publishing house in Brest.

The book is «the result of cooperation between scientists from Belarus, Poland and the Netherlands», one of the authors of the book and member of the editorial board, Philosophy Doctor of Biology, Heorhi Kazulka told BelaPan News Agency.

H.Kazulka said that in 1998 Belovezhskaya Pushcha was visited by Ono de Bruijn, a Dutch ecologist, who works with the public organization «Natuurmonumenten». Impressed by what he could see then, the ecologist suggested a project on transboundary cooperation between Belarus and Poland in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

As part of the project, a scientific conference was held in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha in 2000. Among other topical problems, it raised the issues of management in the two parts of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, forest and game grounds, conservation and water resources. The book contains the conference's reports on biodiversity conservation, environment protection and saving the cultural heritage of Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

Valentina Kozlovich