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Bialowieza Forest
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Bialowieza Forest

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Belarus, Poland
Description:
The Bialowieza Forest World Heritage site, on the border between Poland and Belarus, is an immense range of primary forest including both conifers and broadleaved trees covering a total area of 141,885 hectares. Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, this transboundary property is exceptional for the opportunities it offers for biodiversity conservation. It is home to the largest population of the property's iconic species, the European bison.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Bialowieza Forest", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.