The population of the rare wood grouse or Capercaillie, a symbol of the Slovak forests, has declined by almost one half since 2004, when the country joined the European Union.
The problem of the bird dying out has been an issue for Slovakia over the past 30 years. Now, the European Commission has stepped in and has referred Slovakia to the European Court of Justice over failure to take measures for the protection of the Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus).
Logging is the problem
2. Jul 2020 at 20:04 | Compiled by Spectator staff