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Bialowieza: The last ancient woodland in Europe

We tend to associate primeval forests with the lush green rainforests populated by exotic birds and wildlife of the tropics. But this week we’ll be taking you to visit the last primeval forest in Europe to find out more about its flora and fauna. In her report, Grit Hofmann looks into the reasons why the Białowieża Forest national park straddling the border between Poland and Belarus is both a blessing and a curse for the local population. And on Global Ideas, you’ll see just how lovely biodiversity can be!