Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) is part of the Tentative list of Poland in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
Map of Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland)Load map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I am sorry, Els. I cannot help myself and have to add further comments on the planned extension to the WHS Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of Europe. The news that the ultimate extension of this WHS is going to happen made me very happy. It would be very strange world, where Sonian forest is the part of this beautiful WHS but fine beech forest in Poland and Balkan region are not. I am also happy that Bieszczady component (Poland) is included this time (unlike in 2017) as well as the forests of Czechia, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia.
The Polish component comprises of ca. 11-% of National Park area. One of the parts is shown in the photo - This is the view from the Slovak-Polish border close to Kremenec hill towards Bieszczady mountains. After extension, the entire trans-national range of Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine will be protected as WHS site.
WHS in the area: the church of Smolnik, part of Wooden Tserkvas of Carpathians
2019 Added to Tentative List
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