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Better times for primary forests in Slovakia?

Better times for primary forests in Slovakia?

Primary forest, old-growth forest, primeval forest or even virgin forest: all these terms refer to one thing - a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and exhibits unique ecological features. Although Brazil, Canada and Russia host more than half of the world's primary forests, while only 3% of all primary forests are situated in Europe, there are some sites even in Slovakia where primary forests can be found. Why are primary forests important and what does Slovakia do to protect them? Listen to the following story prepared by Romana Grajcarová.

Frimary forests

Romana Grajcarová, Photo: TASR