BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest (Belarusian: ??????????? ?????, BieÅ‚avieÅ¾skaja PuÅ¡Äa; Polish: Puszcza BiaÅ‚owieska Polish pronunciation: ?pu?t??a ?b?aw??v??ska ( listen); Russian: ??????????? ????, Belovezhskaya Pushcha) is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.
The World Heritage Committee by its decision of June 2014 approved the extension of the UNESCO World Heritage site ?Belovezhskaya Pushcha/BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest, Belarus, Poland?, which became ?BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest, Belarus, Poland?.7 It straddles the border between Poland (Podlaskie Voivodeship) and Belarus (Brest Voblast and Hrodna Voblast), and is 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of Brest, Belarus and 62 kilometres (39 miles) southeast of BiaÅ‚ystok, Poland.
The BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest World Heritage site covers a total area of 141,885 ha (1,418.85 km2; 547.82 sq mi).8 Since the border between the two countries runs through the forest, there is a border crossing available for hikers and cyclists.
Why you should come here? Because it is a magical place - here is governed by nature, but in addition to this you should also get to know the unique culture of the region.Do you love nature? You have to visit Bialowieski National Park.
Enjoy the original primeval forest.
An old-growth forest ? also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, late seral forest, or (in Britain) ancient woodland ? is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community.1 Old-growth features include diverse tree-related structures that provide diverse wildlife habitat that increases the bio-diversity of the forested ecosystem.
The concept of diverse tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, greatly varying tree heights and diameters, and diverse tree species and classes and sizes of woody debris. Old-growth forests are economically valuable, and logging of these forests has been a point of contention between the logging industry and environmentalists.