Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Belavezhskaya Puscha (Virtual Guide to Belarus)
Bialowieza National Park and Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve)
Bialowieski National Park
Bialowieza Forest, Poland
Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park
Natural site datasheets from WCMC: Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park (Belarus)
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage:
This is an extension of and new proposal for the Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża transboudary site on the border between Poland and Belarus, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979. Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, this immense range of primary forest includes both conifers and broadleaved trees. The modification to the property translates as a reduction of over 5000 hectares on the Belarus side and a vast extension of the Polish section, from 5069 to 59,576 hectares. Covering a total area of 141,885 hectares, this transboundary property is exceptional for the opportunities it offers for biodiversity conservation. It is home to the largest population of the property’s iconic species, the European bison.
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Small airport - 43 mi (69 km) Brest Airport
Medium airport - 43 mi (70 km) Hrodna Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (98 km) Lublin Radwiec Airport
Small airport - 124 mi (200 km) Warsaw Chopin Airport
Large airport - 133 mi (214 km) Vilnius International Airport
Large airport - 142 mi (229 km) Kaunas International Airport
Medium airport - 155 mi (249 km) Lutsk Airport
Small airport - 156 mi (251 km) Rivne International Airport
Medium airport - 173 mi (279 km) Minsk International Airport
Large airport - 185 mi (299 km) John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice Airport
Large airport - 257 mi (415 km) Riga International Airport
Large airport - 290 mi (467 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Bielsk Podlaski
- Czarna Bialostocka
- Horad Kobryn
- Janow Podlaski
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.