The forest is home to 800 European bison, Europe's heaviest land animal.2 UNESCO?s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) designated the Polish Biosphere Reserve BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a in 19763 and the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve Belovezhskaya Puschcha in 1993.4 In 2015, the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve occupied the area of 216,200 ha (2,162 km2; 835 sq mi), subdivided into transition, buffer and core zones.5 The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site6 and an EU Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation.
Visit unique primaval forest in Poland - meet the wildlife:
From Wikipedia - about BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a forest
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.
For wildlife lovers
polish nature travels
If you need a break from the hustle and aYou are a nature lover, than probably you heard about this very unique location, which is the last primeval forest in Europe - this refuge for many wild animals is located in Poland.
If you want to see bison and many other wild animals, it is worth a trip.
Use the unique chance to see the original primeval forest - untouched by human hand.
In this area there are also many other interesting things and places - the culture of this region is very interesting, and the local cuisine is delicious.
Welcome to the wild!
BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a national park:BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a National Park (Polish: BiaÅ‚owieski Park Narodowy) is a National Park in Podlaskie Voivodeship, in Eastern Poland adjacent with the border with Belarus. The total area of the park is 152.2 square kilometres (58.8 sq mi). It is located 62 km (39 mi) southeast of BiaÅ‚ystok (Poland). It is known for the protection of the best preserved part of the BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest, Europe's last temperate primaeval forest fragment that once stretched across the European Plain.
It is home to the world's largest population of European bison (Polish: Å¼ubr), the continent's heaviest land animals.2 The border between the two countries runs through the forest, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is adjacent on the Belarus side of the border.
There is a border crossing for hikers and cyclists within the forest. .