Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. In 1993 it was granted UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. An ancient woodland that straddles the border between Belarus and Poland, it is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain
The National Park is home to not only to 800 wisent(European bison), the continent's heaviest land animals but to more than 250 animal and bird species and 900 species of trees and flowers.
A key tourist attraction, Belovezhskaya Pushcha is what’s left of the primeval forest which used to stretch from the Baltic Sea to the Buh River and from Odder to the Dnieper River.
The park is located 340km to the south-west of Minsk in the Brest region of Belarus It is one of 5 National Parks in Belarus and the largest forest in the lowlands of central Europe.
Today Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is one of the most famous places in Belarus and plays a very important role in the ecology of Belarus.
As well as the forest and its inhabitants, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park also boasts a zoo, library and a museum, and supports wood processing, handicrafts and various local industries.