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National Park - Poloniny
 
Address Mierová 193
     06761 Stakčín
Telephone +421 57/7685 615



Description
The Poloniny National Park is situated in the NE part of Slovakia , on the border with Poland and Ukraine . It was established in 1997 and its area is 29,805 hectares. The area of the national park's protection zone is 10,973 hectares.

The extremely well preserved nature and typical character of the landscape were the reasons for including the territory of the national park among the biosphere reservations within the UNESCO Man and Biosphere program.
The natural elements that dominate this national park are forests, mainly beech and fir-beech woods. Beautiful samples of preserved Carpathian virgin forests, with firs as old as 400 years, are among the greatest values of this territory.

The most famous is Stuzica virgin forest situated under Kremenec (1,221 metres above the sea level), the highest hill of the Poloniny mountains. Also, mountain meadows, called "poloniny" are something typical for this National Park. They are situated on the main ranges of Bukovske Vrchy hills. The altitude of their border range is 1,000 - 1,200 metres above the sea level, and it is a watershed that separates the river systems of Black and Baltic seas. The presence of Eastern-Carpathian species is typical for the flora of this territory.
To mention a few, starcek sirovozlty (Senecio papposus), hadomor ruzovy (Scorzonera rosea), Carpathian buttercup (Ranunculus carpaticus), purple hellebore (Helleborus purpurascens) and many other plants grow here. From amphibians, all species of newts live here; from reptiles, uzovka stromova (Elaphe longissima) is the largest one; from birds: orol kriklavy ( Aquila pomarina ), red kite (Milvus milvus) and sova dlhochvosta (Strix uralensis) nest here.
The amount of deer is regulated by carnivores, from which the predatory wolf (Canis lupus) is the symbol of this area. Living mostly on the Polish side of the range, mountain bison (Bison bonasus) and wetland moose (Alces alces) may be sporadically seen, in the case of crossing the border. Unique cultural monuments - wooden churches in the villages of Toplla, Ulicske Krive, Rusky potok and Jalova - are also a part of the protected territory.


Possibility of accommodation
WWW Accommodation LEGEMZA Snina Reserve    Accommodation in centre city
Address Komenskeho 806, 06901 Snina Telephone +421 949 190090 
WWW Chata NABYTOK Nová Kelča Reserve   Ubytovanie pri priehrade Veľká Domaša na chate s kapacitou 30 osôb v 2-, 3-, 4- a 6- posteľových izbách. Pri chate sa nachádza parkovisko s kapacitou 10 áut.
Address Nová Kelča 9016/40, 094 04 Nová Kelča Telephone +421 905 177 517 
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