Jizera Mountains beechwood area makes UNESCO World Heritage List

An area of the Jizera Mountains in North Bohemia known as Jizerskohorské bučiny (Jizera Mts Beechwod) has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The protected national park made the prestigious list as part of what UNESCO referred to as “ancient and primeval beech forests of the Carpathians & other regions of Europe”. Jizerskohorské bučiny is the first Czech natural site to have been recognised in this way.

The Czech minister of the environment, Richard Brabec, said it was a prestigious recognition of Czech nature protection at the world scale.

Author: Ian Willoughby