Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest



CountryBelarus
CountryPoland
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
CoordinatesN52 30 0 E23 34 60
Inscription Date1979
Extension1992
Extension2014
Property (ha)92,669
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
All ThreatsForestry /wood production
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsInvasive/alien terrestrial species
All ThreatsAir pollution
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsTemperature change
Threats (Last Report)Forestry /wood production
Threats (Last Report)Illegal activities
Threats (Last Report)Invasive/alien terrestrial species
Threats (Last Report)Management systems/ management plan
Threats (Last Report)Alterations of the hydrological regime
Threats (Last Report)Border fence impeding mammal movements
Unesco Reference Number33
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/33
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=33
DescriptionSituated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, this immense forest range, consisting of evergreens and broad-leaved trees, is home to some remarkable animal life, including rare mammals such as the wolf, the lynx and the otter, as well as some 300 European Bison, a species which has been reintroduced into the park.
StatusWorld Heritage Site