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The Carpathian Forest is an unspoiled landscape that is being ruthlessly destroyed. The planned mega ski resort will jeopardize the area even more. We were there and learned a lot about the people and their region. Their struggle for the preservation of the forest is also a struggle for their own survival.

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The timber-trade insider

The story of the Ukrainian sawmill operator Valera Pavluk shows: local resistance against the corrupt timber business is dangerous and needs international support!

A tourism project threatens the Carpathian Forest

Unknown investors are planning a tourist complex for 28,000 tourists a day in the heart of the Carpathians. This would destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Svydovets massif.

Illegal logging in Ukraine

State forestry fails to protect Ukrainian forests from illegal logging. This is made possible by corruption at the highest levels of government.

Life in the Carpathian Forest

The Carpathians are known for their alpine farming and the traditional sheep's cheese Brenza. A local shepherd explains how this special cheese is produced.

Biodiversity in the Carpathian Forest

The Svydovets massif is a hotspot of biodiversity with 94 endangered animal and plant species. The ecosystem is extremely susceptible to disturbances, as scientists on site tell us.

Water problems in the Carpathian Forest

Avalanches, floods and lack of drinking water are already threatening the surroundings of Svydovets. The planned ski resort would exacerbate these problems massively.

The Carpathian Forest

The Carpathian Forest in Western Ukraine is of unique beauty and importance. The area is threatened by a planned mega ski resort with 230 km of slopes.

The timber-trade insider

The story of the Ukrainian sawmill operator Valera Pavluk shows: local resistance against the corrupt timber business is dangerous and needs international support!

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