Supreme Administrative court rules on bark-beetle controversy

The Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that the management of Šumava National Park made the right decision in felling trees in bark-beetle-infested areas in the protected nature reserve. The decision was contested by environmental activists who have long advocated less radical methods in fighting the spread of bark beetle. The head of Šumava Park Jiří Mánek has welcomed the decision, saying that after several years of problems the bark beetle infestation was once again under control.

Author: Masha Volynsky