In order to preserve the unique landscapes of the southern part of the Brest region in 2003 was declared landscape reserve “Pribuzhskoe Polesie” of national importance.
In 2003, in order to solve the key task – to establish a balance between the protection of biological diversity, the promotion of economic and social development and the maintenance of cultural values, a biosphere reserve on the area of 4,8024 hectares was created on the basis of the landscape reserve.
In 2012, the international coordination Council of the UNESCO program “Man and biosphere” assigned the object the international status of the transboundary biosphere reserve “West Polesie” Belarus – Poland – Ukraine.
Currently, the transboundary biosphere reserve of UNESCO “West Polesie”, Belarus – Poland − Ukraine is an object of the world network of biosphere reserves of UNESCO and operates on the basis of three national parts – biosphere reserve “Pribuzhskoe Polesie “(Belarus), biosphere reserve “Shatsky” (Ukraine) and biosphere reserve “West Polesie” (Poland).
The boundaries, the regime of the protection and use of the landscape protected area “Pribuzhskoe Polesie”, restrictions and prohibitions on carrying out economic activities are regulated by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus March, 2018 No. 199 “About landscape protected area “Pribuzhskoe Polesie”.
The total area of the reserve is 17 230,6 hectares in accordance with the resolution.
The information center "Pribuzhskoe Polesie" located in the village of Leplevka. It provides you with the information about the biosphere reserve and ways of recreation. Here you can relax in the gazebo, hold a seminar or a master class, book a tour.
Guests of the biosphere reserve "Pribuzhskoe Polesie" are offered the opportunity to rent a bicycles, canoes, tents and other equipment.
Biosphere reserve "West Polesie" offers interesting excursions and bus tours across Belarus. There are ecological roads, auto, bike, water and walking routes.
From January 1, 2017, foreign citizens can visit the tourist and recreational zone of Brest region for up to ten days on visa-free entry. We’ll offer all the necessary services for visa-free entry.