The slideshow ‘tells the story’ of the Bialowieza Forest with a portfolio of photos that illustrate the forest types and landscape features of this ancient old-growth forest, as well as many of the prominent species of plants, fungi and animals. These include wild boar, beaver, roe and red deer, tarpan, bison, badger, wolf and otter as well as representatives of the bird, amphibian and butterfly fauna. The forest is viewed through the seasons, starting with a series of autumnal scenes, and including spring and summer vistas before finishing with some impressions of the harsh winter conditions experienced in the Bialowieza Forest.
The following Flickr photographers and other sources are acknowledged with thanks for their contributions to this slideshow: Aivar Ruukel, Andrzey Petryna, Bryn Davies, Christian Federer, Cloudtail the Snowleopard, Justi92, Karolina Lubryczyska, Marco Verch, Phil du Valois, Philippe Rouzet, Przemek Oginski, Sergey Yelisleev, Steve Roach, Tim Melling, Tim Strater, Vlod007 and Zveer de Bruin.
Temperate & Boreal Forests
Area: 1,418 km2
Inscribed: 1979 (extended 1992, 2014)
- Ecological processes (ix);
- Natural habitat for biodiversity (x);
- Significant number of rare, endemic and/or endangered species (x)