BIAŁOWIEŻA FOREST IS IN DANGER

…so we created its back up copy. Watch the short video to see what it looks like.

  • BACK UP COPY

    Białowieża Forest is the only remaining natural lowland forest in Europe. As a global phenomenon, it deserves
    the same care and recognition as, for example, the Niagara Falls or the Great Barrier Reef. In order to bring the lowland closer to the global community, we’ve digitalised its entire Polish area. Now, you can explore the Białowieża Forest without leaving your home.

  • THE DANGER

    The intensified activity of the European Spruce Bark Beetle that we’ve been observing over the previous years is one of many natural mechanisms that are integral to the natural forest’s ecosystem. What isn’t natural is the so called “sanitary logging” that is currently being carried out across several parts of the Białowieża Forest. If continued, the deforestation might lead to revoking the forest’s status as a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.

  • WHAT CAN WE DO?

    Actually, we can do quite a bit – and from the comfort of our homes. There are three ways to help: 1) share this website and our Minecraft forest with your friends, because the more people know about it, the higher our chances of success; 2) sign the petition demanding the entire forest to be grantede the status of a strictly protected area; 3) donate a symbolic amount to the Forest Patrols.

SUPPORT THE FOREST PATROLS

The Forest Patrols are groups of volunteers who monitor and document the state of protection within the Białowieża Forest. Learn more about the Forest Patrols here, and donate a symbolic amount to fund their operations here.

  • SIGN THE PETITION

    Currently, only 17% of the Białowieża Forest remains under strict protection. Here, you can sign our petition to enlarge the protected area to the entirety of the forest.

A DOCUMENTARY FILM

On July 3rd, we will premiere a short documentary film about the current situation of the Białowieża Forest. The subject isn’t easy to explain, and since the situation isn’t as black and white as some wish it were, we’ve made a film that’s as objective and factual as possible.

  • VISIT THE FOREST IN MINECRAFT

    The digitalised Białowieża Forest is now open to the public - you can download it on your computer and open it in every version of Minecraft. Please share your experience in social media with #ostatniedrzewo (tansl. last tree). We are open for suggestions for improvement, please contact us at kontakt@ostatniedrzewo.pl.

  • Partners

    • AIA ASÉ Pictures

    • AGH Kraków

    • ATM System

    • Book and Art.

    • Expresso

    • Greenpeace

    • Ogilvy

    • Rockon

    • Facebook

    • SentiOne

    • Gamellon

    • Gameset

    • Minecraft world created by GeoBoxers

    • Font

    • LifeTube

    • Mielżyński

    • New Age Media

    • Shootme Warsaw

    • SoundsGood

    • Studio Zet

    • Grzegorz Pastuszak studio one +

    • Talentmedia

    • TransmisjeLive.pl

    • Twittch

    • Ucho Studio

    • Wypożyczenia.com