Belarus - Poland - Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest

"Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, this immense forest range, consisting of evergreens and broad-leaved trees, is home to some remarkable animal life, including rare mammals such as the wolf, the lynx and the otter, as well as some 300 European Bison, a species which has been reintroduced into the park.

This is an extension of and new proposal for the Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża transboudary site on the border between Poland and Belarus, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979. Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, this immense range of primary forest includes both conifers and broadleaved trees. The modification to the property translates as a reduction of over 5000 hectares on the Belarus side and a vast extension of the Polish section, from 5069 to 59,576 hectares. Covering a total area of 141,885 hectares, this transboundary property is exceptional for the opportunities it offers for biodiversity conservation. It is home to the largest population of the property’s iconic species, the European bison."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - BELARUS
Belovezhskaya Puschcha - cool natural park postcard on the Belarus side. Thanks to Tanya of Belarus.

Postcard 1B - BELARUS
Illustration postcard of a Zubr (European Bison) with its main habitat is in Bieloovezhskaya.Thanks to Natali of Belarus.

Postcard 2A - POLAND
Beautiful map and native animal postcard of Puszcz Biaolowieska - Polish side. Thanks to Boguslaw of Poland.

Postcard 2B - POLAND
Postcard of European bisons. Thanks to Malgosia of Poland who visited the Polish part of Bialowieza Forest.

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