Extension of Unesco World Heritage Series “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe”

The Unesco World Heritage Series which also contains 5 forest reserves of the Sonian Forest, is proud to announce its extension with 6 additional States Parties: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czechia, France, North Macedonia, Poland and  Switzerland.

This extension adds 15 new protected areas to the network. And more precious forest areas in other countries could follow. The entire World Heritage Site comprises the few remaining European primeval beech forests and centuries-old European beech forest areas, which are almost unaltered by humans.

This World Heritage series is currently the largest serial World Heritage property. A steadily evolving Masterpiece without borders.

UNESCO secretariat for old beech forests in Belgium

Moreover, since 2020, Belgium has assumed the role of UNESCO secretariat for old beech forests, for a period of four years.

Click here to read the press statement about the extension of this Unesco World Heritage Series

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