Our research project will take place in the Polish area of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest. The today called the Bialowieza Forest consists of four other former forests, the largest of which is centrally located, within historical limits of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest (map 1)
Until 16C, the Bialowieza Primeval Forest was a large forestfrom consist by (Jalowska Forest, Bludowska Forest, Czernilowska Forest and Lyskowska Forest) Was spread between Suwałki Lake in the north & the Polesie reg. on the eastern side.
Nowadays the primeval forest lies in the border region between Poland & Belarus, covering circa 1500 sq.m. Aprox. 42% in Poland which is recognised as the last surviving fragment of the Primary Lowland Forests of Central Europe. Within this area are two ‘National Parks’ & several ‘protected’ nature reserves.