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Biebrza National Park / Biebrzański Park Narodowy

Rural topic(s): Conservation and management of natural resources

City: Goniądz

Country: Poland

Web site: http://www.biebrza.org.pl/

The Biebrza National Park is located in Northeast Poland, in the Podlaskie Voivodship. The northeastern boundary of the park is near the Belarus border.The Narew River and its confluence with the Biebrza River form the southern boundary. The park was established in 1993, and with a total area of 59 233 ha, it is the largest of the Polish national parks. The Park includes 15 547 ha of forests, 18 182 ha of agricultural land, and 25 494 ha of wetlands - the most valuable habitats of the park - the famous Biebrza marshes. The area of 3 936 ha is under strict protection ha including the Czerwone Bagno or Red Bog at the Grzędy Forest District. Unique in Europe for its marshes and peatlands, as well as its highly diversified fauna, especially birds- the Park was designated as a wetland site of global significance and is under the protection of the RAMSAR Convention.

Scale of intervention : Regional

Keywords: protection of the environment, Natura 2000, conservation and management of natural resources, natural habitats preservation, ecosystem friendly methods, biodiversity conservation, improvement of biodiversity, wetlands

Places: Poland

Actors: natural parc (national, regional, biosphere)

Methods: monitoring, programme/project management