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Book on Belarus' protected areas issued in Russian, English

Society 11.01.2018 | 18:11

MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) – Protected Areas of the Republic of Belarus, a popular science publication of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, has come off the press, BelTA learned from the website of the ministry.

The book is dedicated to 40 protected areas of Belarus, which hold promise for ecotourism development. The book has been prepared at the request of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, edited by Andrei Borodin, and features images by Sergei Plytkevich. The book has been issued in two languages, Russian and English.

Belarus' framework of protected areas comprises one biosphere reserve, four national parks, over 370 wildlife sanctuaries and 880 natural sites of national and local significance. They boast favorable environmental conditions and a wide diversity of natural resources (rare landforms, picturesque lakes and habitats of endangered species of flora and fauna). These sites are viewed as ideal ecotourism destinations.

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