|Wda Landscape Park|
|Wdecki Park Krajobrazowy|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Wda Landscape Park (Wdecki Park Krajobrazowy) is a protected area (Landscape Park) in north-central Poland, established in 1993, covering an area of 237.86 square kilometres (91.84 sq mi). It takes its name from the Wda river.
The Park lies within Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship: in Świecie County (Gmina Drzycim, Gmina Jeżewo, Gmina Lniano, Gmina Osie, Gmina Warlubie) and Tuchola County (Gmina Cekcyn, Gmina Śliwice). Within the Landscape Park are five nature reserves.
The Park (together with the Tuchola, Wdzydze and Zaborski Landscape Parks) forms the buffer zone of the Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve, designated under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in 2010. The core area of the Biosphere Reserve consists of Tuchola Forest National Park and the nature reserves lying within the Landscape Parks of the buffer zone.
The Tuchola Forest, also known as Tuchola Pinewoods, is a large forest near the town of Tuchola in northern Poland, which lies between the Brda and Wda Rivers, within the Gdańsk Pomerania region. It contains the Tuchola Forest National Park, which is at the core of the Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve, designated by UNESCO in 2010.
The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve encompasses a large part of the island of Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Nicobars lie in the Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean, 190 km to the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Reserve has a total core area of approximately 885 km2, surrounded by a 12 km-wide "forest buffer zone".In year 2013 it was included in the list of Man and Biosphere program of UNESCO to promote sustainable development based on local community effort and sound science.
Bory Tucholskie National Park is a national park in Poland, created on July 1, 1996. It covers an area of 46.13 square kilometres (17.81 sq mi) of forests, lakes, meadows and peatlands. The park is in the northern part of Poland, in Chojnice County in Pomeranian Voivodeship, in the heart of the Tuchola Forest, the largest woodland in Poland. It is surrounded by a larger protected area called Zaborski Landscape Park. The park forms the core of the Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve, designated by UNESCO in 2010.
Gmina Cekcyn is a rural gmina in Tuchola County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Cekcyn, which lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) east of Tuchola and 51 km (32 mi) north of Bydgoszcz.
Protected areas of Poland include the following categories, as defined by the Act on Protection of Nature of 16 April 2004, by the Polish Parliament:
Cedynia Landscape Park is a protected area in north-western Poland, bordering Germany. It was established on 1 April 1993, by order of the governor (voivode) of the then Szczecin Voivodeship. The Park covers an area of 308.5 square kilometres (119.1 sq mi). It also has a buffer zone (otulina) covering 531.2 square kilometres (205.1 sq mi).
Krajna Landscape Park is a protected area in the Krajna region of north-central Poland. The Park was established in 1998, and covers an area of 543.95 square kilometres (210.02 sq mi).
Upper Liswarta Forests Landscape Park is a protected area in southern Poland, established in 1998, covering an area of 507.46 square kilometres (195.93 sq mi).
Masurian Landscape Park is a designated Polish Landscape Park protected area within Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.
Iława Lake District Landscape Park or Iława Lakeland Scenic Park is a protected area in northern Poland. Established in 1993, the park is part of the geographic region called Pojezierze Iławskie. It includes Jeziorak lake and the Lasy Iławskie spread out on the west side of Jeziorak. It covers the area of 250.45 square kilometres (96.70 sq mi).
Puszcza Solska Landscape Park, also known as Solska Forest Landscape Park, is a Polish Landscape Park protected area in southeastern Poland.
Tuchola Landscape Park is a protected area in north-central Poland, established in 1985, covering an area of 369.83 square kilometres (142.79 sq mi) in the Tuchola Forests close to the town of Tuchola.
Wdzydze Landscape Park is a protected area in northern Poland, established in 1983, covering an area of 178.32 square kilometres (68.85 sq mi).
Dylewo Hills Landscape Park is a protected area in northern Poland, established in 1994, covering an area of 74.84 square kilometres (28.90 sq mi).
Łódź Hills Landscape Park is a protected area in central Poland, established in 1996, covering an area of 137.67 square kilometres (53.15 sq mi).
Zaborski Landscape Park is a protected area in northern Poland, established in 1990, covering an area of 340.26 square kilometres (131.38 sq mi) north of the town of Chojnice. It surrounds Tuchola Forest National Park.
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve is a biosphere reserve that was established as a nature reserve in 1968 and became part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO in 1992. Since 2007 bigger portion of the reserve along with some territories of the Uzh River National Park was listed with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe.
Mongol Daguur Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve in the Dornod Aimag (Province) in eastern Mongolia, preserved as an example of one of the largest areas of intact grassland in the world. It covers 8,429,072 hectares and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2005. Together with Ugtam Nature refuge and Daursky Nature Reserve in Russia it constitutes a World Heritage Site named "The Landscapes of Dauria".
The Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located in Ontario, Canada. The reserve stretches 725 kilometres (450 mi) along the Niagara Escarpment from Lake Ontario to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. The Escarpment corridor crosses two major biomes: needle leaf forests in the north and temperate broadleaf forest in the south.
Rocherpan Nature Reserve is a nature reserve on the West Coast of Western Cape, South Africa. It borders the sea, about 25 km (16 mi) north of Velddrif on the road between Velddrif and Laaiplek to Elands Bay, and is north of Dwarskersbos. The reserve occupies an area of 1,080 ha.