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Biological Diversity: the Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

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October 22, 2012
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Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison. The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for over 10-thousand years yet remains virtually unspoiled. This led UNESCO to declare it a World Natural Heritage Site in 1979.


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