NEWS ARCHIVE: AUGUST 2004

August 07, 2004 "Minskiy kurier" (The Minsk Courier) Newspaper, No 387 To a village in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

The Global Ecological Fund (GEF) granted 90,000 US dollars for development of rural tourism in the vicinities of the Belarusian part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, head of the Department of the International Cooperation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of Belarus Alexander Rachevskiy informed. He said that this means will be spent to provide training seminars for villagers. Everyone who whishes to accommodate tourists in his private apartment can participate in a competition which will select three winners. They will gain money from the grant sources to reconstruct houses and to create modern household conditions for visitors, as well as for advertising their manors in booklets of Belarusian and foreign tourist companies.

Irina BORISENKO
August 05, 2004 "Sovetskaya Belorussiya" (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 146 Ticks become more malicious in the depth of forest

Eight cases of tick-Layma-disease which is distributed by Ixodes-ticks have been already registered this year in Grodno region. Epidemiologists do not hide amazes about alarm: this is the dangerous illness that affected nervous system, joints, heart and other organs. The disease can get the chronic form and result the physical inability. The Svisloch district, in the neighborhood of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, is traditionally a leader concerning density of ticks.

Alexander RASHCHUPKIN
August 03, 2004 "Gomelskaya Pravda" (The Gomel Truth) Newspaper, No 106 Creator of the fantastic glade

Alexander Maslo, born sculptor from the village Bor, has created the next series of wooden sculptures in the Santa Clause residence located in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. He has produced famous fairytale heroes - Alenushka Sister, Ivanushka Brother, Red Cap, Grey Wolf, Buratino Boy, Masha Girl and Bear and others this time. They have appeared all for eight days on a bank of the lake recently constructed in the National Park.