Belovezhskaya Pushcha is home to the largest population of the forest’s iconic species, the European bison, as well as more than 1,000 species of higher plants, many of which are relict, more than 12,000 species of invertebrates and 362 species of vertebrates.
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The architectural and cultural complex of the former residence of the Radziwill family in Nesvizh is one of Belarus’ most famous landmarks inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Source: Nesvizh Castle
National Geographic invites tourists to visit one of Europe’s last true wild places. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, spans a vast territory and creates an oasis of wilderness in the middle of a crowded continent.
The modern nation of Belarus has had a dramatic and often bloody history because of its strategic location. Like many other European nations, it has a rich heritage in military architecture.
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Belovezhskaya Pushcha: the oldest nature reserve in Europe; Katy Dartford & Sergey Shcherbakov; Euronews
The once immense primeval forest is home to the European bison, the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe.
With a long and vivid history dating back to the distant 9th century it should come to no surprise that Belarus has plenty to offer when it comes to cultural sites and architectural landmarks that bear crucial historical significance.
It’s early morning and Joseph Reaney was tiptoeing through the undergrowth. Shafts of sunlight pierce the canopy overhead, spotlighting fragments of the forest all around him. He survey them for the slightest sign of movement.
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From Claude Monet’s home in the French countryside to a Marrakesh villa once owned by Yves Saint Laurent, these buildings span eight countries and nearly as many architectural styles. The best part? You can set foot inside all of them.
The outbreak of the Second World War had a significant impact on millions of families across Europe.
The World Heritage Committee approved the extension of the transboundary site in Poland and Belarus at the 38th session in Doha on 23 June. The transboundary object is now called Bialowieza Forest (Belovezhskaya Pushcha) with a total area of 141,885 hectares, of which 81,000 are in Belarus. Together with the buffer zone the area of the forest is 308,583 hectares.
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