Environmental activists return to site of tree-felling in Šumava National Park

Some 70 environmental activists who for the last week were holding a blockade to protest the felling of bark-beetle infested trees returned to a protected zone of the Šumava National Park on Saturday. The protesters’ spokesperson, Vratislav Vozník, said that loggers have not been continuing their work on the weekend. However, the park‘s management stated that loggers are felling some 100 trees in an area that is deep in the forrest and that they had succesfully evaded the environmentalists, who returned to the site on Saturday morning after leaving Friday afternoon due to a bomb threat. A spokesperson for the park management said that the activists had not slowed down the work of the loggers on Thursday and Friday. Police are prepared to intervene but are not currently at the site.

Author: Sarah Borufka