Bialowieza Forest, Bialowieza

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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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  • A few hints when visiting Bialowieza; I don find bison reservations very exciting. It looks like a big zoo. The Bialowieza National Park is a a truly natural forest but f you are brought up in a...  more »
  • We visited the Belarus side under their Visa Free program. It is complicated but quite manageable. The forest itself is very beautiful, but not a whole lot different than what we have in the...  more »
  • I had wanted to visit the forest for many years and I wasn't disappointed at all. If you love forests, this one is special beyond words. I will return, again and again. Barbara does a great tour in....  more »
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  • Great Zubr Park in North East Poland showing also other animals like wolves, elks etc.
  • Lovely forest. Full of nature. Love this place. Pure nature
  • I have never seen forest like it. We spent amazing day just walking and connecting with nature.
  • Wonderful deciduous forest
  • 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
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