Category: Bialowieza Forest

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Bialowieza Forest – The immense primeval forest.

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.  Białowieza Forest is the last remaining primeval forest in the lowland Europe. It covers an area of over 1500 km2 in the tranquil corner of Poland and Belarus.Saved from logging, this forest became home for several rare species of birds, hundreds of insects and thousands of mushrooms. Most importantly, it became world’s last refuge for European Bison – the largest land mammal on our continent. Centuries old Oak, Elm, Lime and several other species of trees grow here together in a tremendous variety of habitats. For this diversity, age and largely natural structure it has been recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site now visited by thousands from all over the world.


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