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State of Conservation (SOC)

Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest

Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest
  Belarus
  Poland
Date of Inscription: 1979
Nomination records (Year): 1978, 1998, 2012, 2013
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)
Threats*
  • Forestry /wood production
  • Illegal activities
  • Invasive/alien terrestrial species
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    a) Effect on forest biomes through drainage of agricultural land on the Belarus side and a reservoir on the Polish side; b) Presence of an artificial fence along the international boundary impeding large mammal movement.



* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.