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The Disputed Białowieża Forest, Legal Remedies for the Protection of Cross-Border Properties, by Maciej Perkowsk, Wojciech Zon, and Przemyslaw Saganek

Summary
"Białowieża Forest [Puszcza Białowieska] is a large forest complex, situated on the border between Poland and Belarus. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, it covers an area of 141,885 hectares on both sides of the border, with a greater part located in the territory of Belarus. The buffer zone of the site was designated on an area of 166,708 hectares. In total, this is an area of 308,593 hectares. It is considered the last primeval forest in Europe. As Rafał Paluch notes, its uniqueness and special character on a European scale results, inter alia, from preserving a great diversity of life forms, the presence of natural forest ecosystems and ecological connections between their specific components; its greatest natural value is the components and features constituting relics of a natural forest"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Białowieża Forest as a cross-border invaluable natural property -- The legal dimension of the protection of Białowieża Forest -- The Polish dispute over the Białowieża Forest protection model -- The international implications of the Polish dispute over the protection model of Białowieża Forest -- The post-Białowieża legal remedies for the protection of cross-border invaluable natural properties -- Conclusions
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (264 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9789004515147

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