Grasslands of the mineral islands in the Biebrza National Park, Poland

Iwona Dembicz, Lukasz Kozub, Inga Bobrowska, Jürgen Dengler
The Biebrza National Park is located in Northeast Poland (Fig. 1) , in the basin of the river Biebrza. The park was established in 1993. It is the largest national park in Poland with a total area of 59,233 ha, of which 25,494 ha are wetlands. The Biebrza marshes, fens and wet meadows are famous particularly for their very diverse avifauna with many rare species, such as aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) and greater spotted eagle (Clanga clanga). The park was designated as a wetland
more » ... ed as a wetland site of global significance and is under the protection of the Ramsar Convention. The park landscapes are not wild, but represent one of the last large remnants of semi-natural landscapes of river val-This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Fig. 1. Location of the Biebrza National Park (marked in red). 43 P a l a e a r c t i c G r a s s l a n d s 4 7 ( N o v e m b e r 2 0 2 0 )
doi:10.21256/zhaw-20820 fatcat:sljsnhc3arfe7e5rpcwfc546xi