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Belarus National Park Belovezhskaya Pushcha
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Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus

Protected by the UNESCO, Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the oldest and largest forest massifs of the plain Europe. It is located in the territory of Brest (Kamenets and Pruzhany Districts), Grodno (Svisloch District) Regions as well as in the territory of Poland (around 57 thousand ha). The length of the Belarusian part of the forest reserve is over 60 km from north to south, from 10 to 50 km from west to east, the total area is 163,505 hectares.

The beginning of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha protection is related to the 15th century when the Polish king Yagailo reduced the right to hunt in this territory only to himself and his cousin, the Great duke of Lithuania Vitovt, in 1409. In the modern understanding, the forest reserve became an environment territory in 1921 when it was in Poland, and a nature reserve was organized with the area of around 5 thousand hectares. After the second world war, Belovezhskaya Pushcha was divided by the state border. The reserve was left on the Polish side, and the Belarusian part of the forest massif became a nature reserve that was renamed to the state reserve and game husbandry in 1957. In 1991, within the limits of the forest reserve, the first national park in the Republic of Belarus, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, was established.

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Belarus National Park Braslav Lakes
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Belarus_National_park_Braslavskiye_Lakes5 Braslavskiye Ozyora National Park is located in the north-west of the Republic of Belarus in the territory of a geographical province with the poetic name of the Belarusian Poozerye.

This area is unique for its clean lakes framed with picturesque hills covered with pineries and oak-and-fir-tree forests. Around 260 lakes are present in the territory of Braslav District. Lakes and rivers occupy around 9% of the surface.

The park was established in the territory of 69,115 ha (around one third of the territory of Braslav administrative district). In the territory of the national park 61 lakes are situated - 17% of its territory. The largest of them are the Drivyaty, Snudy, Strusto, Boguinskoye Voiso, Nedrovo, Nespish.


Belarus Landscape Reserve Pribuzhskoye Polesye
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Pribuzhskoye Polesye Republican Landscape Reserve (area of 7,950 ha) is located in the territory of Brest Region, in the southern part of Brest Ditrict. Its length from north to south is around 30 km and its width is from several dozens metres to 9 km. In 2003 Pribuzhskoye Polesye International Biospheric Reserve was established on the basis of the reserve.

The largest part of the lands of Pribuzhskoye Polesye is covered with forest. Almost all the forest formations of Belarus are represented by small fragments or massifs, except grey-alder forests. Endangered, exceptionally exotic for Belarus flood-plain and taiga forests can also be found.

Belarus Landscape Reserve Polesye
Smychok Belarus Republican Landscape Reserve
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Belarus SmychokSmychok Republican Landscape Reserve (area of 2,635 ha) was established in the territory of Zhlobin and Rechitsa Districts, Gomel Region to preserve the unique living natural complex with populations of exotic and endangered species of plants and animals on the Red List of the Republic of Belarus.

New locations where exotic representatives of flora and fauna naturalised have been detected during registration of the animals and plants (over 30 species) on the Red List of the Republic of Belarus in the territory of the reserve on the Dnieper river. E.g., the Jesuit's nut and European white waterlily were found on pokrov Lake. The waterlily feels quite at home on Platichnoye Lake and the cut-off of the Berezina river. And the black stork has taken fancy to the Yamitskoye stow (the bird prefers old wet deciduous and mixed forests near marshes, river flood plains and other water reservoirs).
Belarus Berezina Biospheric Reserve
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Belarus Berezina Belarus Berezina Biospheric Reserve (area of 85,149 ha) is located in the north of the republic in the Belarusian Poozerye in the territory of three administrative districts: Lepel, Dokshitsy Districts, Vitebsk Region, and Borisov District, Minsk Region. The administrative and economic centre is located in the settlement of Domzheritsy, Lepel District, Vitebsk Region. It was established in 1925 as one of the three in the former USSR for protection and reproduction of the river beaver almost extirpated by that time, Berezina reserve became known globally as a reference of untouched living nature.
Vygonoshchanskoye Belarus Landscape Reserve
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BelarusVYGONOSHCHANSKOYE_hedgehog Vygonoshchanskoye Republican Landscape Reserve (area of 55.1 thousand ha) was established to conserve a hydrological regime and a splendid nature complex in the territory of Ivatsevichi, Lyakhovichi, and Gantsevichi Districts of Brest Region. The distance from north to south is 27 km, from west to east 46 km. Around 60% of the territory is occupied by marshes. Marshes largely determine the general outlook of the reserve, its landscape capabilities, the features of its flora and fauna.
Belarus National Park Pripyatskiy
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Belarus_National_park_Pripyatskiy_Eagle Pripyatskiy National Park (area of 188,485 ha) is located in the territory of Zhitkovichi, Petrikov, Lelchitsy Districts, Gomel Region with the administrative centre in the town of Turov. The park is divided into functional zones: reserved or absolute reserve; regulated-use zone in which measures are taken to restore ecosystems and natural resources are exploited partially; economic in which traditional economic activity is performed; Lyaskovichi experimental game husbandry. Besides, the park additionally rents 92,897 ha of hunting areas.
Belarus National Park Narochanskiy
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Narochanskiy National Park is located in the north-western part of Minsk Region (Myadel District - 96.0% and partially Vileika District -2.0%), in the territory of Vitebsk Region (Postavy District - 1.7%), and Grodno Region (Smorgon District - 0.3%). The total area is 97.3 thousand ha.
There are 43 lakes in its territory
Belarus Landscape Reserve Srednyaya Pripyat
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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.
Touring the Wilderness Through Belarus
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National Parks Belovezhskaya Puscha, Braslavskiye Ozera, Pripyatski and Berezinski Reserves are the pride of our Republic, the sites of worldwide significance.
These are Specially Protected Natural Territories of inimitable beauty, with practically no analogue in Europe. They contain the largest tracts of virgin primeval forests, rare species of animals and plants, unique lakes.
10_Belarus_National_parks_and_Reserves_OwlWe heartily glad to invite you to visit these sites.
You will be lodged in cozy rooms of comfortable hotels or tourist huts, enjoy palatable national dishes prepared of game and cither fruits of the forest, breathe in fresh air.
Fascinating walks, rides on horse-back, by car, or by boat would help you reveal a rich and versatile world of vegetation and animals in their natural surroundings and habitats. You would be charmed by uncomparable exotic character of these places.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha - it is the mighty European bison in the thick of forest stands, exhilarating aroma of herbs, the enchanting odour of centuries, an old Czar's tract and Viskuli Complex, a sauna, sportcomplex, and a disco.
At Braslavskiye Qzera you may listen to soft rustle of rush merging with the splashes of waves near the shore, crystal-clear water, nature landscapes, ukha (fish-soup) and the excitement of fishing, trips on board of the pleasure boat, and helicopter flights.
National Park Pripiyatski is represented by flood-plain oak groves, the black stork and common crane, watching of overflight of numerous bird flocks, captivating trips on a motor-ship.Belarus_National_parks_and_Reserves_6
National park "Narochanski" - its unique nice Naroch, wonderful sand beaches, pine forests, resorts and sanatorium.
Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve features diverse landscapes, nesting locations of rare birds, nature/ecological trails, and a route along a part of the ancient waterway from the Scandinavian countries to Byzantium.
Forest and Hunting Estates attached to National Parks and the Biosphere Reserve will give you a chance to try your skill and strength in hunting.
Enchanting beauty, sights of historical and cultural importance will leave an everlasting imprint in your memory; while photo snaps and video-records made in our protected areas will remind you of those wonderful days-off spent in those fascinating places of Belarus.
We are always glad to see and host you there!