Several senior forestry officials have been fired after they were found to have permitted the illegal felling of about 70 large spruce trees in a protected area in central Slovakia called Rovne.
The officials allowed the trees to be felled without ordering a professional evaluation or even marking their targets.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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31. Oct 2002 at 10:24