Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The forest is home to 800 European bisons, Europe's heaviest land animal.
The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an EU Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation.
Today, the Polish government cuts 1000 trees a day. The official reason is to fight a parasite that is sickening plants, but experts and environmentalists believe it is a little credible excuse.