Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
CoordinatesN52 30 0 E23 34 60
Inscription Date1979
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
State of Conservation Report
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