NEWS ARCHIVE: JULY 2011

July 29, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" The strictly protected zone will be doubled

A new "Regulations on the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is preparing with the participation of the State Unitary Enterprise "BelGiproZem" and the State Scientific and Practical Association "The Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources" of the National Academy of Sciences. One of the key points of the new "Regulations" is to optimize the functional zoning based on the characteristics of ecological systems and communities, the habitats of species and populations of wild animals and wild plants, including those listed in the Red Data Book of Belarus or protected under international treaties. A doubling of the strictly protected Wilderness Zone of the National Park which will include the most preserved old-forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha that represent its unique biodiversity is stipulated.

The enlargement of the Wilderness Protection Zone is conducted in accordance with the Management Plan of the State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and the recommendations of the Council of Europe within the frame of European Diploma.
July 27, 2011 Website "Belarusian News" The tourist complex in the Svisloch district was designed but never built

The village of Romanovtsy remains a dozen of small houses plus an agro-farm. However, the area is beautiful here, as being within the territory of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". A man-made reservoir formed by the local small river Kolonka also attracts. So, the management of the National Park looked carefully to these places for several years before the Pushcha's anniversary.

Brest residents turned to their longtime partner - the Institute "GrodnoSelStroyProekt" - with a request to give them the architectural and planning design of the tourist complex in the village of Romanovtsy, which must be placed on the coastal strip of the reservoir. It was supposed to allocate some seven billion Rubles for the object and to complete it on the eve of the anniversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The task posed for the Grodno designers was not easy. The tourist complex with 50 seats had to take into account the seasonal market conditions' demand and all had to be erected with wooden beams, reed roof and shingle coating, and using local stone.

"The work for the design belongs to the category of urgent," says the chief architect and project author Galina Drab. "We dealt with it in less than six months."

Ten houses of four types, an administrator's house with registration and lobby area, and a rental agency make the inhabited part of the complex. We provided a Russian bath, a pier for boats, awnings and sunshades to enjoy the water fountains from the bottom of the pond and an area for swimming, all for the rest.

The architectural project has passed all approvals, at the highest level. It remains only to begin construction. But the customer has gone back on their word. It is perhaps because the project cost has increased by several billion. But the customer chose construction and finishing materials from the level of expensive, according to their maximum environmental friendliness.


As a result, the project remained unsettled and the money for its development has not yet received in Grodno. The chief architect of the Institute Leonid Silich believes that despair is not necessary. The project of the tourist complex in Romanovtsy can be sold to any investor, and his desire for possible improvements of the source material can be served. Whoever takes up the construction of the complex in Romanovtsy, those will not lose. The local places will charm to anyone, ensuring the inflow of both domestic and foreign tourists.
July 27, 2011 Internet-blog "Belavezha" The victory of the first stage

During the 20 years I was gathering the crumbs of information about the fighting in 1941 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

I sought and re-buried remains of our soldiers, listened to and recorded the testimony of local residents.

With the advent of the computer a few years ago, the search has expanded and there were supporters for their help in searching. So, the picture of heroism of our soldiers and commanders who fought the Germans in those difficult years was made clear. Even Germans were forced to admit it and after 65 years to write about this. There were five German army corps paralyzed by fights there from the 26th to the 29th June.

A year ago, I have begun to perpetuate the memory of soldiers and officers, dead and unburied in the forest depth of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Oddly enough, but the district and regional military commissars resisted this, up to allegations of my misconduct to the police. The authorities have examined and there are no complaints to me.

Thanks to the support of the leaders of the district and Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a 12-ton boulder is already in the forest place, in compartment 142 of the Yazvinskoe forestry.

Now we need to attach the plate and install the shield with the description of the fighting. And then the son of Colonel Nedopekin, killed and buried somewhere in the forest, will be able to put flowers near the boulder as a symbolic grave of his father.

July 27, 2011 "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 140 A sensor under the hair

Lynxes are taken in the special account on both sides of the Belarusian-Polish border in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. These predators of the cat family are involuntarily acquired miniature GRS transmitters which will allow the Belarusian and Polish scientists to track their hunting trails through satellite surveillance.

It is explained from the scientific department of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" that the experiment will provide an opportunity to get answers to many questions related to evaluating the impact of lynx on the ecological balance in the animal world. Hunters and naturalists still have no consensus towards this great forest cat, which is in the wild on the verge of extinction. Some argue that its activity is causing too much damage for populations of wild ungulates. Others, by contrast, consider the lynx as the forest orderly which naturally maintain the health of animals.

Fedor Mukha
July 27, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" A new tourist route

A new pedestrian tourist route - the ecological trail "Lakeside Ring", the total length of 5.8 km, is being equipped and put into effect in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Three scenic lakes make the main objects of the route. During the trip, people can get acquainted with the diversity of forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, see the real natural unique a more than 200-year-old juniper, and meet wild animals, various species of birds and plants.

A tourist destination is being organized at the lake Planta-1. An area for tent camping is being equipped; barbecue, arbors and benches are being set. To fish is allowed by acquiring tickets.





July 27, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Hurricane again

On July 21, the hurricane rushed over the territory of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and caused considerable damage to forest stands. According to the preliminary examination, about 1,400 hectares of forest were damaged. The forest area of about 390 ha was completely destroyed and more than 130,000 cubic meters of wood will be harvested there. The forest in the Porozovskoe and Novodvorskoe forestry areas was particularly affected.



July 26, 2011 Website "TUT.BY" A small lynx and kitten to become friends in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

A kitten was settled in the zoo-cage with a small lynx in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Animals became friends and now people can watch them eating together, playing and sleeping as being hugged each othe, the website of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" informs.

The lynx young has appeared in the National Park in mid-June as it was brought from the fur farm in the Grodno region to replenish the species composition of animals in zoo-enclosures.

The total population of this beautiful, clever and very gentle animal in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is small - about 20 lynxes. Moreover, the lynx in Belarus is under protection and is listed in a Red Data Book.



July 23, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Crops harvesting started

The agriculture harvest started in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". It has to harvest an area of 1,615 hectares, where crops were planted on agricultural lands in the Economic Zone. A total of 6 grain harvester combines have been prepared by the early harvest and they came out on the field on July 19. The staff of combiner is full and the equipment for the transportation of grain, grain drying plants and storage rooms are ready that to complete the work as soon as possible and without losses.
July 22, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Archaeological researches in Belovezhskaya Pushcha to continue

Active archaeological researches in Belovezhskaya Pushcha were resumed in 2007 in connection with the forthcoming 600th anniversary since the beginning of its wildlife protection. Historians and archaeologists have been invited in the National Park to discover many "white spots" of the past of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. By 2009, they identified and surveyed 52 historical monuments. After that the work of scientists wasn't over. Complex archaeological investigations were resumed in connection with the implementation of the state research program "History, culture, society and state" and "Protocol of orders of the President of the Republic of Belarus" dated March 03, 2009, on the construction of the road "The bypass in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" at the section Volkostavets-Svisloch".

Researches are carried out near the villages of Kamenyuki, Small Selishche, Big Selishche, Rovbitsk, Brovsk and Rudnya by students and teachers from the Pushkin's Brest State University. Ph.D. Lakiza V.L., head of the Department of Archeology of Primitive Society, and graduate student Tkachev O. supervise the work. Currently, excavations are carried out in the locality Planty near the Kamenyuki village, where an ancient site of primitive man was found. The location is to be included in the number of objects for the hiking trail "Lakeside Ring" passing close to the research plot.


July 22, 2011 Website "Tourism and Rest" Underpasses and tunnels for bison and frogs are built around Belovezhskaya Pushcha

Belarus has completed construction of only one road like that - with underground tunnels for frogs and migratory passages for animals, as online-newspaper "Time of the Union" reports about it.

The modern road line nearly 190 km long is being built around the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", where Belarusians, Russians and even "moneybags" from the United Arab Emirates like to come. With the construction of the bypass road, tourists, as well as people with big money, will have new opportunities to see the unique land. Rich peopled are proposed to build camping sites, cafes and gas stations along the bypass. Businessman from St. Petersburg Nikolai Burnos already invested 20 million dollars in the once-forgotten village of Kletnoe, Pruzhany district, that's at the edge of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. He has built a fitness center, restaurant and hotel, has made supplying with gas and sewer service, has even put paving slabs and set a phone line to all pensioners.

Decree "On establishment of the bypass road in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" was signed in Belarus just over a year ago. It seems time was not much but the construction is coming to the end. The detour around Belovezhskaya Pushcha goes trough the Kamenetz district, then trough the Pruzhany district (both of the Brest region) and ends in the Grodno region, in the district center of Svisloch. Almost half the way is through the forests, fields, lowlands and even swamplands. The bypass road, designed to "shake up" the local life and breathe term in dying villages, takes on the Polish border, close to the frontier car-crossing "Peschatka".

Villages along the road are sometimes out-of-the-way and ... unique, for example, Volkostavets. A beautiful lake is next. Here one can put a few houses for tourists or even build a tourist complex because the nature is beautiful and pristine, while ship-pines are incredibly tall. And who knew about the unique wooden Orthodox church in the village of Omelyanets, next to the road? The Holy Cross Church differs from most of the wooden churches of the Brest region. Nobody will be surprised in the region at Uniat structures, but here is the neo-Russian style unusual for the west of Belarus. It turned out that the local village temple was burned once and in 1925, at the request of parishioners, the church from the monastery Yablochinsky that's is Poland was moved here. A Marshal Zhukov donated church bells. Then on the way is the village of Panasyuki. Three wooden crosses, antique and oak ones, are at the entrance. Nobody in the village knows when they came here. Crosses in the village are another local landmark. Rural grandmothers told the correspondent of the Internet portal "The Union" that one of them was set in 1929 by their mothers with the request to save the village "from the death of the cattle". That is about the village cows which were under pestilence. It is surprising that the inscription is in Russian, although the village was at the time a part of Poland.

In general, the pearls are very numerous here, even real "gems" are found, for example, the village of Lyskovo in Pruzhany district - an open-air museum. A synagogue (XIX cent.), the remains of a church and monastery of missionaries (1763 to 1785), the remains of a castle (XV and XVI cent.) and a tomb of the poet and playwright Francis Karpinski are preserved here. Mounds of XII century are also not far from Lyskovo. It seems it was the quite correct decision to lay the car line through the village to contribute to its revitalization and promotion.

Road builders are trying. In addition to various types of road structures (bridges over rivers, concrete pipes to prevent flooding by melt and rain waters, trips and parking for vehicles), they had to build special facilities to help minimize interference with the migration of wildlife. These are tunnels equipped with sound-absorbing insulation that the noise of passing cars is not frightened animals. Can you imagine a subway for bison? If no, please, welcome to visit us! Employees of the National Academy of Sciences designated transitions after identifying the localization of ungulates and amphibians. In the autumn it is planned to make safety and attractive plantations close to the road (fodder fields, salt licks, etc.) that will prompt deer and bison where to cross the road safely. Tunnels are ready for this time.

In general, the bypass road will not create problems for the environment. Tourists will also get the area for relax: the infrastructure does not appear as quickly as we would like, but will be there.

Sofia Davidovich
July 21, 2011 "Grodnenskaya Pravda" (The Grodno Truth) newspaper A road section to bypass the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" was put into operation

42 kilometers of the road of national importance to bypass the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" (its total length is approximately 190 km) are in the territory of Svisloch District. The first part of the 11th section of the P-47 Svisloch-Porozovo-Pruzhany road of almost 10 kilometers long is already in operation.

This road section is now very different. The village of Gritski near the district town of Svisloch, through which the road passes, was transformed and rejuvenated. Sidewalks was paved, lighting masts were installed, new car-pavilions were set.

Car-pavilions and asphalted pedestrian paths also appeared at the bus stop "Yushkovichi." The parking for recreation near a small lake has been made. This is the first object of roadside service for this route in the district.

The finish of works on the second section is planned for September. 8.4 billion Rubles (~ $ 2.8 million) were used for the road construction in the district since the beginning of the year.

Galina Romanchuk
July 19, 2011 Website "Virtual Brest" A bypass around Belovezhskaya Pushcha will not create problems for migratory animals

Construction of a bypass road on the periphery of Belovezhskaya Pushcha which extends about 180 km is nearing completion. It goes across both open areas and forests within the 3 administrative districts of the Brest and Grodno regions. In addition to various types of road structures (bridges over rivers, concrete pipes to prevent flooding by melt and rain waters, trips and parking for vehicles), it is planned to build special facilities along the route to help minimize the impact on the migration of wild animals. This project was developed by employees of the Sector of Wildlife at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, with the head of this department Ruslan Novitsky. Places for crossing were determined after a detailed study of the localization and identification of ungulate populations and amphibians, and then research recommendations were included in the road construction project.

Ruslan Nowicki together with the staff of Belovezhskaya Pushcha carried out the supervision of construction of transitions for the animals on July 14, 2011. Those for wild ungulates in the places of their migratory transitions, one of which passes through woodland to the north-east and the second is in the southeastern part of the National Park, are already fully equipped. In the autumn it is planned to establish safety and special arresting plantations (fodder fields, salt licks, etc.) in close proximity to the road that will help attract animals directly to the places of the road crossing.

Furthermore, according to the project design, eight transitions for amphibians - frogs and toads - have been built that to provide conditions for their unimpeded seasonal migrations.

Source of information: http://npbp.brest.by
July 19, 2011 Website "Virtual Brest" The Indian Ambassador to see the sights of Belovezhskaya Pushcha

On July 17, the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Manoja K. Bharti and his wife visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They visited the Museum of Nature and saw the main sights of the National Park giant oak and pine trees, old-woods, lakes, etc. Santa Claus wished them success in their work and the strengthening of friendly relations with our country.

Mr. Manoja K. Bharti left a record in the Book of Honorable Guests at the Museum of Nature:
"Visiting this beautiful museum made the greatest impression. Museum staff are very courteous and friendly, expositions of the Museum are extremely interesting and instructive. I wish the Museum staff all the best and hope that more and more people can enjoy a wonderful opportunity to see the established things here. "Even the historical aspect of nature protection is a lesson for all people."

Source of information: http://npbp.brest.by
July 14, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Hurricane near Porozovo

On July 2, 2011, a hurricane happened in the Porozovskoe forestry area located on the southeastern outskirts of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". High-mast pines broke like chips and, despite a powerful root system, toppled under strong wind gusts. Trees were killed in the area of 5.2 ha. Skeletons of dying trees broken at a height of 3-5 meters and trunks lying on the ground were very numerous in place of the local windfall. According to preliminary calculations, the amount of dead wood is about 1,000 cubic meters. It should be removed as soon as possible to prevent pests and loss of quality wood. All the more so, the mass reproduction of the pine sawfly, damaging forest plantations is observed in the next Gomel region.

After clearing the area from wind-thrown dead wood, a man-made plantation is planned in this site.

July 14, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" A little roe deer to settle in the zoo enclosures

The timely support of the staff of the National Park preserves the life of wild animals. It's not just additional fertilizing in the winter which saves forest dwellers from hunger. Where necessary, people also come to the aid at other seasons. Thus, employees of the game keeping service at the hunting enclosure of the Forest and Game Ground "Shereshevsky" which is a part of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" have recently found an injured roe deer yearlings. The baby left without mother's care needed a prompt veterinary care and special food to recuperate. It was decided The hunting department of the National Park to resettle the deer in the zoo enclosure near the Museum of Nature where it was given a separate section with a delicious and juicy grass. In addition, a special diet with fortified food was developed for the kid. Currently, the small roe deer got acclimatized in the new environment and gladdens visitors of the National Park.
July 12, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" To put new tasks

Every Monday heads of departments and leading specialists of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" discuss the results of the work, problems and prospects of the coming period.

On July 11, 2011, the planning session took place. The reports for each structural unit of the establishment were heard and priorities for the near future were identified.

Director General of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" Alexander Bury made the emphasis on the activity and improvement of labor efficiency of all Park's units. Particular attention was paid to forestry and forest protection. Foresters, not in words but in deeds, should be masters in the forest. And since foresters are the main force in the National Park, their interactions with other departments are important, especially in the sphere of forest and game management. It is because it is necessary to minimize the beater hunt and focus on making trophy animals in enclosures that will allow effectively earning foreign currency. The forest should be under constant supervision of foresters who have to monitor its condition, to prevent poaching and to respond immediately in case of its appearance.

Since the middle of summer is the hottest time for agricultural workers, they must make every effort to the procurement of food, to complete preparation for the harvest in the shortest time and to do everything possible to increase milk production.

Big tasks are set for the trade and tourism departments. This is primarily to attract tourists in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, for the long term. To attract them, it needs to equip and serve hiking trails and shops, to publish guides, to place information and promotional materials, and to complete construction and repair of various objects (especially houses for tourists and holiday destinations), and many other things.

The scientific department was tasked to take permanent control over the observance of environmental requirements in the construction of the bypass road around the National Park. This includes the construction of transition structures for animals, the health protection and the allowable impact on forest stands, and linkages between tourist routes and the existing and planned infrastructure that will prevent the negative environmental impacts on the Park's ecosystems. It is also the need to pay close attention to the Vygonovskoe Lake because it is located on watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, and the Oginsky canal, connecting Yaselda (Pripyat River basin) and Schara (Neman River basin) rivers, runs over the lake. The canal, like sluices on it, was built in the mid-18th century and in need of major repairs. If no proper attention to maintain hydraulic structures, it can effect in breach of ecological balance in the current ecosystems. There should be monitoring their condition.

job safety, social affairs and the establishment of an effective accounting and control in all parts of the National Park were also given much attention.

Volumes of planned activities are big. It has to be reported about the implementation at the next planning meeting.
July 12, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Construction of a forest nursery to continue

Construction of a forest nursery in the Pashuky forestry area of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" started in 2010. At present the line for the irrigation system, garages and outbuildings are constructed there.

A supplement to the construction project regarding the general plan, irrigation systems and storage sheds for compost is received from the National Enterprise "BelGiproZem". documentation for construction of greenhouses in the nursery is expected In the near future.

In general, the forestry tasks of the first half-year have been made (thinning, selective sanitary cuttings, protecting forests from fires, pests and diseases, care for forest plantations, etc.), and even exceeded in some cases. Good results were achieved through coordinated and efficient work of forestry areas of the National Park.
July 08, 2011 Website "Virtual Brest" Animals in Belovezhskaya Pushcha to tag with GPS radio transmitters

Researchers of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" with colleagues from the Mammals Researcher Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, located in the village of Bialowieza, conduct joint investigations on ecology of European lynx.

Animals are marked with radio transmitters. According to the Polish colleagues, we seek and identify victims of lynx in the Belarusian part of the National Park through instruments of satellite positioning (GPS). Using coordinates, on July 6, there were found the remains of an old roe deer. The predator covered the distance of about 30 km started from the Polish part of the Forest and found the victim in the local tract of Plyanta, in the compartment 823B of the Korolevo-Mostvskoe forestry area, at the River of Pravaya Lesnaya.

Information obtained in the research is important in terms of the impact of the lynx population to wild ungulates, the determination of the annual diet and the selectivity of kinds of victims in different seasons. That will undoubtedly contribute to the development of recommendations for conservation of especially protected species.

Source of information: http://npbp.brest.by
July 08, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Enclosures for wolves to renovate

The most favorable conditions are created for the settlers in the zoo enclosures of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".

Wolf, as a beast of prey, is at the same time an orderly of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. This caring parent deserves respect and the right to be shown in the zoo enclosures. The conditions of the captive life system have been radically altered for the arrival of three wolves from the Minsk Zoo and one from the Mogilev region, to create a completely new, as close to natural. Three dens which are as good as found in nature are suitable for the wolves in the enclosure which is now larger at several times.

Thanks to the attention of gamekeepers, the animals have adapted quickly after the move.


July 08, 2011 Website "Brest. People's Tribune" A week in the life of the region. Volunteers in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

On July 10, a volunteer camp for young people starts in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. It was organized by the Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs. Children will work on environmental programs, will help in bringing order to the strictly protected forest and will get closer to know Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Thematic sections are also planned for volunteers.
July 05, 2011 Website "Belsat TV" Stepan Bambiza named "Person of the Year"

This high status (and a cash prize) was given to him from ideologues of the city of Gomel.

Stepan Bambiza heads the for eleven years. It is known that there was a big reconstruction and establishment of infrastructure during this time hotels, restaurants and recreational areas. However, the Bambiza's management line causes alarm from environmentalists. "Greens" often criticize him for having too many hunters in the National Park and illegal logging also occurs.

The National Park "Pripyatskiy" is today a business project of Mr. Bambiza and his family. In fact, very many tourists come there but they are mostly rich hunters from Europe because such mass shooting of animals is prohibited in their home countries, ecologist Olga Astapovich says. Independent experts have virtually no access to the Park to control its business. We know about logging from Park's employees who tell us about these illegal activities under conditions of confidentiality.

Stepan Bambiza is not thinking to close the business. Once he said in the interview "We have a hunter tour on five days worth of 1,750 Euros. The crisis id throughout but I have leveled up the price 400 Euros more. Some groups of hunters come within seven consecutive years. They are satisfied with our conditions and prices, so we will continue so to act."

It is also known that the administrative center of the Pripyatsliy Park was moved from the town of Turov to the village of Lyaskovichi (distance 50 km) thorough the Bambiza's initiative. In this regard, more than half of the staff of the scientific department have left their job. According to some of them, the administrative department has been moved to Lyaskovichi for the reason of comfort for the Park's director, as he built a new home in this village. Residents of Turov tell that the move happened after they did not support his candidacy in local elections.

The name of Stepan Bambiza are also referred in the criminal scandal. The police of Minsk tried to investigate the case regarding panders in the Pripyatskiy Park but high-ranking officials stood up for the Park's head. According to chief-editor of the "People's Will" newspaper Svetlana Kalinkina, the President personally went to the Park to stand up for Bambiza The police officers were summoned for talk and were made clear that they cannot touch those people. At that time his cousin Ivan Bambiza was Deputy Prime Minister while his brother Nicholai Bambiza headed the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".
July 01, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Excursions with audio guide across the Museum of Nature

A new service - the opportunity for everyone to listen the excursion's text by the use of audio guide appeared at the Museum of Nature since mid-June.

Tourists are offered a choice of the audio excursion in one of four languages - English, Russian, German or French.

The payment is at the cash desk which is located in the car park and the audio guide is given in the Museum of Nature on presentation of a check for payment.

July 01, 2011 Website "The State Nature Protection Establishment "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"" Zoo enclosures continue to be renewed

One year old she-bear "Mary" appeared in the zoo enclosures of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".

An old female bear was passed in Minsk Zoo to implement the plan for renovation. A young bear from the farm "Saveliev SC" was brought in its place. The attention of tourists is attracted by two white spots on the neck which is a rarity for the brown bear. "Mary" is gradually adapting to the new place of residence and increased attention from tourists.