Bialowieza Forest, Bialowieza

4.5
#1 of 45 in Parks in Eastern Poland
Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The forest is home to 800 European bison, Europe's heaviest land animal. UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) designated the Polish Biosphere Reserve Białowieża in 1976 and the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve Belovezhskaya Puschcha in 1993. In 2015, the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve occupied the area of 216,200ha, subdivided into transition, buffer and core zones. The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an EU Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation. The World Heritage Committee by its decision of June 2014 approved the extension of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland”, which became “Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland”. It straddles the border between Poland (Podlaskie Voivodeship) and Belarus (Brest and Grodno voblasts), and is 70km north of Brest, Belarus and 62km southeast of Białystok, Poland. The Białowieża Forest World Heritage site covers a total area of 141,885ha. Since the border between the two countries runs through the forest, there is a border crossing available for hikers and cyclists.
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  • Great place to feel and see nature at its best. Well planned bike routes that take you out of main tracks.  more »
  • Essential to do once in a lifetime, walk through a primary forest and see a forest without human intervention. Very careful visit, because they are very strict with the rules (you can not large groups, neither catch nor leave anything, nor leave the path). Perfectly agree to keep it that way. It is worth getting close to this corner of Poland and enjoying a unique experience. The company that manages the excursions, PTTK, very friendly and willing. The guide in Castilian, Joao, phenomenal. You learn a lot with him and transmit his love for the forest. If you are considering the possibility to visit it, do not hesitate. Indelible memory
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  • Dreams come true... Like never before this is amazing view guys must visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha was protected under Decision No. 657 of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union, 9 October 1944; Order No. 2252-P of the USSR Council of Ministers, 9 August 1957; and Decree No. 352 of the Byelorussian SSR Council of Ministers, 16 September 1991. In December 1991, the belaveza accord , the decision to dissolve the ussr, were signed at a meeting in the Belarusian part of the reserve by the leaders of Ukraine , Russia and Belarus Thankful
  • Wonderful deciduous forest
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