Biebrzański National Park

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Biebrzański National Park

  • Country: 
    Poland
  • Site number: 
    756
  • Area: 
    59,233 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-10-1995
  • Coordinates: 
    53°28'N 22°57'E
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Overview

Biebrzanaki National Park (Biebrzanski Park Narodowy. 27/10/95; Podlaskie; 59,233 ha; 53°28'N 022°57'E. National Park, Natura 2000, BirdLife IBA. The largest and most well-preserved area of low bogs and forest raised bogs in the temperate biogeographical zone. Habitats include various types of swamps, tussock communities, alder forest, and some cultivated land. The site supports an exceptional variety of birds, mammals, fish, and plants, several of which are rare, endangered or endemic. Over 80% of the entire Polish fauna of breeding birds use the site, including the largest European population of Acrocephalus paludicola. Human activities include agriculture, tourism, and recreation. Nearly 2,000 archaeological sites, mostly ancient settlements, can be found. Water management is of particular importance in maintaining the natural environment within the valley. The site is considered a model of traditional wetland management techniques. Ramsar site no. 756. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

Administrative region: 
Podlaskie Voivodeship

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2007

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