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Lukáš Zemánek

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

2,873 views 4 years ago
On June 28, 2007 the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Committee on its meeting in New Zealand adopted a decision to include the Ukrainian-Slovak nomination „Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians" to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. This is a transboundary serial site that contains of ten separate areas located along the 185 km axis from the Rakhiv Mountains and the Chornohora Mountain range in Ukraine to the Bukovske Vrchy and Vihorlat Mountains in Slovak Republic. These virgin beech forests represent all stages of beech forests in their entirety, contain the largest remaining primeval beech forests in Europe and the largest and tallest beech specimens in the world!!! Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians have the potential to become a real Mecca for a great number of naturalists from all over the world. Show less
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