National parks of Belarus

The Protection of local flora and animal protection is carried out by means of creating the protected areas: national parks, nature reserves. Five national parks or nature reserves currently operate in the country. The very first Belarusian national park is Belovejskaya Pushcha.

Belovejskaya Pushcha


The National Biosphere Reserve "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is a natural area located in the Brest region at a distance of three hundred and fifty kilometers from the Belarusian capital.

Belovezhskaya Pushcha is divided into four zones: a reserved zone, a recreational zone, a zone of regulated use, and an economic zone. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a unique place where 86% of the territory is covered by forests with a large number of rare plants and animals included in the Red Book of BelarusRead more...

Berezinsky Reserve


Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve is located in two districts of Vitebsk region and one district of Minsk region. It has a total area of 76.2 thousand hectares. It received the status of a biosphere reserve at the end of the 20th century. There are four ecosystem types: forests, marshes, picturesque water reservoirs and meadows. Read more… 

National Park "Braslav Lakes" 


The name of the park shows its advantageous location in the unique territory of the Belarusian Lake District. The territory of the national park of Belarus consists mainly of forests and lakes. The city ofBraslav.stands in the center. The Braslav lakes promote ecotourism, fishing and hunting. Read more... 

Narochansky park


It was named after Lake Naroch, where it’s located. There is a large sanatorium-resort area and children's recreational facilities. Read more... 

Pripyat National Park


The nature of the Belarusian Polesie offers to the visitors rich fishing and hunting regions and picturesque landscapes, 95% of which consist of forests, rivers and swamps. Read more... 

Nalibokskaya Pushcha


Nalibokskaya Pushcha is quite impressive in size, it’s the second largest forest area in the country. The area of the reserve reaches 96 thousand hectares. The area of this region was contaminated by radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Many representatives of Belarusian flora and fauna are under State protection. Rare species of national flora and fauna are protected not only on the territories of nature reserves and state natural parks but also by entering them into the special official edition of the Red Book of Belarus. Read more... 

Teterinskoye State Forestry Institution

The main purpose of the Teterinskoye State Forestry Institution is to preserve and create a highly productive forest area, biological, species and landscape diversity. There is a considerable number of water bodies of natural origin on the territory of the forestry sector. Rivers and lakes are used for recreational fishing. The fauna on the territory of the Teterinskoye State Forestry Institution is also quite diverse. Lynx and badger, included in the Red Book of Belarus, inhabit the territory of the haunting ground. The organization has a qualified team of jaegers who have extensive experience in conducting hunting tours. There is also the possibility of photo hunting. 

Krasnoselskoe State Forestry Institution

Krasnoselskoe State Forestry Institution is a pristine corner of the Belarusian nature with age-old forests and crystal clear rivers and lakes. The territory of the forestry is 34 776 hectares. Krasnoselskoe was created with a purpose to preserve the unique nature of picturesque places of the Minsk region, as well as to develop game management, in order to regulate forest resources and wildlife optimally.