Kampinoski National Park - Poland

Basic Information
Site Name
Kampinoski National Park
Short name
Kampinoski National Park
Country
Poland
Site Manager
Site Description
Kampinos National Park (Polish: Kampinoski Park Narodowy) is a National Park in central Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, on the north-west outskirts of Warsaw. The park was created in 1959. It covers the ancient Kampinos Forest (Puszcza Kampinoska), and in January 2000 the area was added to UNESCO's list of biosphere reserves. The Park is now slightly smaller than originally, covering 385.44 square kilometres (148.82 sq mi), of which 46.38 km? is strictly protected. The protective zone around the Park covers 377.56 km?. Forests account for around 70% of the park's area, and most the common tree is the pine. Kampinoski National Park is located at the biggest river junction in Poland - here valleys of Vistula, Bug, Narew, Wkra and Bzura meet together. There are no lakes, the biggest river of the Park is the Łasica, a tributary to the Bzura, which acts as a water canal. Park?s flora is rich with around 1245 species of plants, of which 69 are protected. Park's landscape is a mix of sand dunes and swamp lands with pine trees growing on sand and meadows on swamps.
Last modified
2020-03-02 04:03:21
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1997
Purpose
Increasing the unique, natural value of Kampinos Forest?s nature, including the preservation of semi-natural forest ecosystems and artificial open lands such as meadows. The preservation of the high diversity of wildlife and flora of this area. Elimination of alien animal and plant species. Elimination of human pressure through the buying of private lands and later management of the bought plots. Implementation of renaturalisation and reintroduction projects according to current needs and means.
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Geographic
Size
38544.00ha
Elevation (average)
80.00msl
Elevation (min)
64.00msl
Elevation (max)
1037.00msl
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Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Poland (LTER_EU_PL_022)This site is a verified "LTER Poland" member.
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