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Latvia battles fir tree raiders

Date : 23rd December 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Forest rangers in Latvia say they are being overwhelmed by large numbers of people illegally cutting down Christmas trees near the capital Riga. The number of wild Christmas trees is dwindling fast in the city's protected forest, the rangers say. The rangers say they are catching at least 20 people daily - but do not have enough staff to catch everyone. Latvians are allowed to cut down trees in designated national forest, 50km (31 miles) from Riga.

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