General information about the Park

Location and area

The Park has an area of 9760,2864 ha ha and a protection zone of 14.041,96 ha. The area ownership structure of the Polesie National Park (PPN)  follows:

Inventory

Area in ha

 

Total

Forest

Arable land

Water

Wastelands

Others

Land of the State Treasury administered by PPN

8516

4337

1767

414

1521

476

Land of the State Treasury administered by other entities

10

2,4

3,2

3,9

0,2

0,8

Private land

1148

521

503

9,5

32

80

Other land

85

3,8

0,3

2

0,5

78

Total

9760

4865

2273

429

1555

636

 

Park Administration

PPN Management: Ośrodek Dydaktyczno - Administracyjny, ul. Lubelska 3a; 22-234 Urszulin, Phone +48 (0) 82 571 30 71, (82) 571 30 72, Fax +48 (0) 82 571 30 03; open on week days, working hours: 7.00 a.m. -3.00 p.m.; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PPN Didactic and Museum Complex in Stare Załucze, Phone +48 (0) 82 57 13 199. Open between 1 IV and 31 X, every day, except Easter and Corpus Christi. Opening hours are 8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Outside of this period, the Complex will be available by arrangement with the Science and Education Department of the PPN +48 (0) 82 571 30 72.

Legal acts on the constitution of the PPN

The Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 10th April, 1990, on the establishment of the Polesie National Park (Journal of Laws No. 27 from 1990, item 155)

The Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 17th January, 1994, on the Polesie National Park (Journal of Laws No. 9 from 1994, item 31). - E.g. expansion of the Park.

Park protection zone

The protection zone of the Poleski National Park covers an area larger than the Park itself - 14.041,96 ha. Its purpose is to isolate the protected area from the negative influence of human activity. The area of the zone has a natural value; some of it is part of the Poleski Landscape Park. The immediate plans of expansion of the Park are mostly concerned with these very fragments of the protection zone.

Basic objectives of the PPN

The fundamental purpose of the PPN is the preservation of nature within the Park's limits; the most attention is given to peat bog areas.

Some of the more important tasks of the PPN, which have been completed or are nearing completion and concern the preservation of nature and the environment, are:

- improvement of water conditions in most of the protected area, especially in the Bagno Bubnów and Stawy Pieszowolskie areas

- active protection of open areas, mainly low, high and transitory peat bogs

- restructuring of forest stands of the Poleski National Park

- population control of the European beaver (a species re-instituted in 1992)

- black grouse restitution

- assessment of the numbers of the European pond turtle in the Polesie National Park and its active protection

- drawing a park protection plan

Other objectives of the Park are the organising and supporting of science - research activities, educational programmes, publishing work and providing access for tourism.