Status and Trends of Biodiversity
This eastern European country possesses thousands of species of algae and fungi, which represent 80% of the country’s flora. Belarus is home to 310 species of birds, 13 species of amphibians and 7 species of reptiles. 76 mammals are present in Belarus, notably the European bison. As a result of the State Programme on conservation and re-introduction of bison, the population had risen to more than 600 individuals by 2005... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
The Specially Protected Areas (SPA) system comprise 1 nature reserve, 4 national parks, 96 national preserves, 410 local preserves, and 909 natural monuments. The SPA system occupies 8,4% of the country’s territory.
Percentage of Forest Cover
Forests occupy 38.6% of the country’s territory.