European Diploma of Protected Areas
Awarded Areas in Poland
Bieszczady National Park
The Bieszczady National Park (established in 1973) covers 290,2 km˛ of the easternmost part of the Carpathian
range in Poland. The elevation area ranges between 650 and 1346 m above sea level. Most of the slopes are covered
by deciduous forest. Above 1150m a.s.l. there are upper meadows which used to be exploited for grazing before 1945.
Also the areas on lower zones of stream valleys are covered by meadows. Before World War II the Bieszczady Mts. were
relatively densely populated. After the war almost all the native people from the Bieszczady were displaced. Since
that time the nature started succession on the formerly cultivated fields and pastures. It led to gradual naturalization
of the plant cover. The present settlement within the Bieszczady National Park borders is limited to three small localities.
The total number of inhabitants equals to 250 (1 person/km˛). Anthropogenic pressure is minimal. Since 1992 the Bieszczady
National Park has been a part of the International Biosphere Reserve MaB “The East Carpathians” and since 2004
the Natura 2000 area PLC180001 Bieszczady.
The Bieszczady Mountain National Park Administration Centre
Ustrzyki Gorne 19
38-714 Ustrzyki Gorne
Bialowieza National Park
Adjournment of the European Diploma in 2007
Bialowieza National Park is situated in the eastern part of Poland, just by the border with Byelorussia. There is one
of the most valuable woodland regions in Europe - Bialowieza Forrest. It`s the last natural, low - lying forest and home
of the mammal - bison. There is also Siamianowka Reservoir - the biggest mainstay of aquatic birds. This region fascinated
not only with its natural richness but also with its cultural variety.
BP JUNIOR s.c.
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