Carpathian Biosphere Reserve


Zakarpattia region, Rakhiv district, Rakhiv, 77 Krasne Pleso street.

Work schedule:

Mon-Fri: 08:00 to 17:00 (8 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.);
Sat-Sun: closed.


03132 22193


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Authors of photos:

Zelinsky Vasily
Anger Elvira
Hartwig Brandon
Gleb Ruslan

Welcome to the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve - the largest environmental, scientific, and ecological-educational center of the region

Under the protection of the institution are some of the most attractive landscapes and valuable ecosystems of Ukraine and Europe as a whole. There are little disturbed and practically untouched by human activities foothills, mountain beech, mixed and spruce forests, subalpine and alpine meadows. A network of tourist routes and information centers has been set up on the territory of KBZ, the Museum of Mountain Ecology and the History of Nature Management in the Ukrainian Carpathians is operating.

The reserve, which has a total area of over 58 thousand hectares, has 8 separate massifs, which are located in the Rakhiv, Tyachiv, Khust, and Vynohradiv districts of the Zakarpattia region.

Founded in 1968. It has been a member of the UNESCO International Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1993. The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve primary forests are a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Ukrainian-Slovak-German site "Beech virgin forests of the Carpathians and ancient forests of Germany."

The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve has six separate massifs, as well as two botanical reserves of national importance. These massifs are located at an altitude of 180 (Daffodil Valley) to 2061 (Hoverla) m above sea level.

  • Conservancy area of the Black mountain
  • Svydovets Reserve
  • Maramures Reserve
  • Kuziiskyi conservancy area
  • Uholsko-Shirokoluzhansky protected area
  • Daffodil Valley Reserve
  • Black Mountain Botanical Reserve
  • Yulivska Mountain (Hora) Botanical Reserve