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Uholka-Shyrokyi Luh

Uholka-Shyrokyi Luh contains the largest contiguous primeval stands of European beech world-wide. It is only here that the entire spectrum of all phases and development levels of primeval beech forests can be found. The largest section of the property is situated on a massive limestone formation with well-developed karst. The karst caves are home to several endemic and rare animal species.

Profile

  • UNESCO recognition: 2007
  • Protected area: Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
  • Beech forest region: Carpathian
  • Area: 11,860 ha, buffer zone 3,301 ha
  • Number of component parts: 1
  • Altitudinal range: montane to subalpine, sea level: Biosphere Reserve 360 – 1,501 m, World Heritage 400 – 1,350 m
  • Fauna: Wolf, Brown bear, Lynx, European wildcat
  • © Barbara Engels
  • © Barbara Engels
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp

77, Krasne Pleso Street,
Rakhiv, Zakarpattia region, 90600
Ukraine
Tel.: +380 3132 22193
Fax: +380 3132 22632
cbr-rakhiv(at)ukr.net

Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
http://cbr.nature.org.ua/main.htm