The Initiative Group “Belovezhskaya Pushcha – 21st Century” LOOKING FOR THE PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND SPONSORS, who wants or are interested in contributing preservation of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, for cooperation. We will also be grateful for your technical help (hardware etc), financial and other kinds of assistance. Even small-sized help will be welcomed.
Very welcome to our FORUM. The problems of conservation of Belovezhskaya Pushcha and other protected territories of Belarus, as well as of CIS and Poland are subject for discussion. You can send your proposals and opinion about the publications and news, as well as ask questions and discuss problematic topics.
Pseudo-ecological tourism and education in Belovezhskaya Pushcha - WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?
We ask you to join this Information campaign and put your opinion
(December 2005 - ??)
June 15, 2006 The new book: Belovezhskaya Pushcha at the border of the third Millenniume. Proceedings of the scientific and applied conference devoted to 60th anniversary of foundation of the State Reserve "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" (22 – 24th December 1999, Kamenyuki vill., Brest region) (in Russian)
June 09, 2006 LAST NEWS - Prompting for tourists;
- On Pushcha's glades
New article's annotations
June 01, 2006 NEWS - Belovezhskaya Pushcha to get into communication;
- An Imperial railway in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
• Stop, standing dead wood!;
New article's annotation
May 27, 2006 NEWS - To visit Polish people of the same age;
- A bus with owner's name as a gift;
- Giants of Belovezhskaya Pushcha at home;
- Hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha (Exclusive books and issues);
- Additional second of happiness;
- Visiting reserved sites;
- A Belarusian Grandfather Frost to dress in a spring costume
• National parks and sanatoriums are our brand names;
• An Earth paradise;
• An advanced post of Bialowieza;
New article's annotations
December 01, 2004 The English version of the website started its operation
MAIN PAGE (2003 - June 2006)
The beauty of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Photo: Vyacheslav Aleshko
General Public, Journalists, Scientists and Specialists in Nature Conservation
Since December 2005 the Public information campaign "Pseudo-ecological tourism and education in Belovezhskaya Pushcha - WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?" is in progress.
We ask you to join this Information campaign and put your opinion on the FORUM of the website.
The Belovezhskaya Pushcha 21st Century Website
The Web-site "The Belovezhskaya Pushcha - 21st Century" has begun its work. This site is dedicated to providing information about the problems of the protection and conservation of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park - this unique nook of wilderness in the center of Europe.
At present, The Belovezhskaya Pushcha, which is a National Park, a Biosphere Reserve, and part of the World Heritage, is in danger. There has been intensive activity started in the unique wilderness complex using unsound economic and management methods that threaten to destroy this unique virgin forest.
If the current management policies of destroying this ancient relict forest are not stopped today, then tomorrow will be too late. In this scenario the Belovezhskaya Pushcha will be transformed into specialized forest management enterprise where, under the guise of "wilderness conservation" or "nature protection" the remnants of the primeval old-aged Belovezha forest, ancient flora and fauna species will be ruined. The huge tree stumps and steady unnatural lines of artificial forest regeneration will be all that is left to show to the tourists.
Consequently, anyone interested in the natural heritage of Belarus and the Belovezhskaya Pushcha Forest, and you would like to preserve it for future generations, we would like to ask you to support our efforts in protecting this unique part of Belarusian Nature.
Let's Save and Preserve the Belovezhskaya Pushcha!
Our intent with this site is to try and reflect the current situation and problems in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha Forest and National Park evenly and without bias, we will present analysis, which is based on the facts and which is independent of any administrative or governmental input or interference.
This website is designed to help anyone interested who wishes to find information pertaining to the specific elements of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The future plan for the website is to establish new sections periodically that will provide more complete and detailed information about this unique nature complex. This site will be maintained in a manner that is as versatile and as varied as the Belovezhskaya Pushcha itself with its mosaic forests and numerous complicated problems.
Below are some examples of what can be found on the site:
- Important information about the natural inhabitants of the forest
- Historical information
- Significance of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha for the international community
- Recent news articles
- Recent appeals from the local community to international organizations regarding the protection of The Belovezhskaya Pushcha
- Conventions and other legislative acts
- Pictures of the wild and virgin Belovezhskaya Pushcha forest with its unique species of wild plants, animals and fungi
- Pictures of tourist attractions in this National Park
- A Photo Fact page where you can see and confirm the improper management taking place in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha
- As well as a message board for expressing viewpoints and ideas for sustainable development of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha
- Also a forum for asking questions and receiving qualified answers
So please visit our site at one of the following links:
or in Russian at http://bp21.org.by/ru
Please pass this website information to your friends and partners; The Belovezhskaya Pushcha and those of us trying to protect it will be grateful.
Initiative Group «Belovezhskaya Pushcha 21st Century»
Your comments are very welcome. Please send us an e-mail at pushcha-XXI@tut.by
Links to other sites regarding the Belovezhskaya Pushcha can be found below:
http://www.seu.ru/projects/belovezha/ Social-Ecological Union (Russia)
provides a place where you can see materials about the international campaign of protection efforts of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, which was started by the Initiation of International Coalition «For Wild Nature».