Tag Archives: BY – Białowieża Forest
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.
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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.
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.
One of the world’s oldest ecosystems is under siege by a tiny, deadly force…
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.