Uzhansky National Natural Park
Velyky area Park

Uzhansky National Natural Park

Turka village

The picturesque upper part of the river Uh, in Transcarpathia. Here near the border with Poland and Slovakia, stretches Uzhansky National Natural Park. Established in 1999 on the base of the regional park “Stuzhytsya”, Uzhanskyi National Park is an integral part of the world's first trilateral Ukrainian-Polish-Slovak Biosphere Reserve “Eastern Carpathians” which are included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO. Area of the park is 39 159.3 hectares, of which 14 904.6 are granted to it for permanent use. The park is a member of the European Federation of protected areas “Europark”.

In the park grows about 900 species of higher vascular plants, 300 lichens, 143 mosses, 58 fungi types and 164 species of algae. In Red List of Zakarpattya are recorded 31 species of vascular plants. 52 species of higher plants, 5 species of algae and 21 species of lichens are included in the Red Book of Ukraine, the four - International Red List. In the territory of park are found 519 species, of which 65 are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, 27 species are listed in the European Red List.

In July 2007, 6.1 thousand Ha (including 2.5 thousand Ha - warren core) of beech forests were included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage “Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians”.

Uzhanskyi National Park has a strong recreational and tourist potential which is used throughout the year. On its territory there are many interesting natural objects. Recently actively is developing rural tourism, taking steps to open cross-border pedestrian crossings with Poland and Slovakia, restored 17 long hiking trails created 7 ecological paths, organized a number of new ones.

Website: unpp.com.ua

     

Velyky area

Park Velyky area