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Logo - World Heritage Beech Forests
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Udava & Stužica-Bukovské Vrchy

This primeval beech forest is characterised by a large altitudinal range (512 – 1,210 meters above sea level). Individual beech trees older than 200 years, as well as European silver firs and sycamores of 300 years and older can be found here. In recent years, European bison and elk have been sighted here again.

Profile

  • UNESCO recognition: 2007
  • Protected area: Poloniny National Park
  • Beech forest region: Carpathian
  • Area: Stužica – 1,742 ha, buffer zone 5,694 ha; Udava – 455.82 ha, buffer zone 814.69 ha
  • Number of component parts: 1
  • Altitudinal range: montane to high montane, NP 512 - 1,210 m, World Heritage 512 - 1,210 m
  • Fauna: Brown bear, Wolf, Lynx, European wildcat, Elk, European bison
  • Frame - background
    © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • Frame - background
    © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • Frame - background
    © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp

Poloniny National Park – Administrative Authority
Ulica Mieru 193
06761 Stakčín
tel: +421 (0)57 762 44 24
poloniny(at)sopsr.sk