National Parks in Belarus (such
as Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Pripyatsky, Braslavskiye Ozera - Braslav Lakes,
and the Berezinsky biosphere reserve) protect primeval virgin forests
unique in Europe.
"The Belovezhskaya Pushcha national park occupies about 90 thousand
hectares. The Pushcha is the remainder of a vast primeval forest that
stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Bug River and from Oder to Dnieper
in XIII century. Mixed and broad-leaved forests, meadows and water systems
are kept in their natural state. The flora and fauna of the Belovezhskaya
Pushcha are abundant in rare species of plants, animals, birds, and fish.
In 1992 the Park was placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO's resolution."