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29 Apr 2014

New route for tourists of Belovezhskaya Pushcha

Tourists in Belovezhskaya Pushcha National ParkMINSK, 29 April (BelTA) - Belovezhskaya Pushcha has opened a new route called as Pushcha Robinsons, BelTA learnt from the tourism department of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park.

The route is designed for two days and runs across the wildlife places of the forest. It is 21km long. The tourists and a guide will go around low-land swamps, a wood and an oak forest with the centuries-old trees.

The tour along the Pushcha Robinsons route will be held for groups of 2 to 10 people. To participate please register in advance, at least two days before the start of the tour.

Tourist routes in Belovezhskaya Pushcha National ParkThe Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is one of the oldest forest reserves in the world. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. In 1993, the park was granted the status of a UNESCO biosphere reserve. In 1997 Belovezhskaya Pushcha was awarded the diploma of the Council of Europe for outstanding achievements in the conservation of wildlife.

The park protects a part of the last and one of the largest surviving areas of European primeval lowland mixed forest: pine, beech, alder and spruce oak.

The forest is inhabited by European bison, elk, stag, roe deer, wild boar, lynx, wolf, fox, and other animals. The avifauna includes corncrake, white-tailed eagle, white stork, peregrine falcon and eagle owl.

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