|Belarus Landscape Reserve Srednyaya Pripyat|
|Tourism in Belarus - Belarus National Parks|
Srednyaya Pripyat Republican Landscape Reserve (total area of 90,447 ha) is located in the territory of three districts of Brest Region (Luninets, Stolin, Pinsk) and Zhitkovichi District, Gomel Region. It was established to preserve the unique flood-plain ecosystem of the Pripyat river. Since 2001 the reserve has been included to the international Ramsar list of wetlands of international significance.|
This is the largest European area of the river flood plain preserved unchanged. The reserve territory is represented by insignificantly changed lowland marshes, flood-plain lakes, temporary drybed reservoirs, cut-offs, sand dunes, marshy flood-plain meadows, various flood-plain forests, bushes. Flood-plain oak woods the age of trees in which is at least 100 years are of special interest.
In the reserve territory 725 species of plants grow. Such exotic plants as floating water-moss, swampy nettle, European white water-lily, Siberian iris, fen violet can be found in numbers.
The reserve fauna is diverse. The flood plain of the Pripyat is especially significant for sustaining populations of the semi-aquatic animals such as mink, otter gear, beaver. Marshy woods and bushes are a place of regional concentration of the elk, European wild hog, roe. Birds of the water-and-shore and wetland complexes are mostly represented here. Within the limits of the reserve one of the largest European villages of ciconiiformes and other birds on the Red List of the Republic of Belarus: the aigrette, black-crowned night heron, kioriki, eagle owl, azure tit.
Of fish, here live the pike, carp, crucian carp, bream, pike perch, perch. The Pripyat plays an important part in preservation of the fresh-water catfish.
Tourist routes of Srednyaya Pripyat reserve enable to get acquainted with the diversity of the flora and fauna of Pripyat Polesye as well as travel by water along the Pripyat and its tributaries.
225140, 31 Dneprovskaya Flotiliya St., Pinsk, Brest Region, Phone +375 (0165) 343 831
225644, 50 let Oktyabrya St., Luninets, Brest Region, Phone +375(01647)31 400
225510, 69 Sovetskay St., Stolin, Brest