Environmentalists continue logging prevention protest at Šumava

For a third day in a row, Czech environmental activists continue on Sunday their campaign of physically blocking certain areas of the Šumava National Park to prevent the logging of bark beetle infested trees. The Czech branch of the Friends of the Earth, which organizes the protest, says the park management has failed to obtain an exemption required to cut in the most protected parts of the park but it had some 3,000 trees marked in the area for logging. The campaign began on Friday; however, no loggers reportedly showed up to fell trees in the areas in question.

Author: Jan Richter