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Ternopil Oblast – Zaleschyky

Zaleschyky - Dnister River

Ternopil Oblast is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its administrative center is Ternopol, through which flows the Seret River, a tributary of the Dniester.

The current estimated population is around 10,100. Continue reading

Twin towers in Chervonograd – Ternopil oblast

Chervonograd - castle and church in Nyrkiv village

Chervonograd – a city which no longer exists on the map. Continue reading

Pavoloch, Pavolotch, Pavolotsch, Pavolocz

Pavoloch in Zhytomyrska oblast

Pavolitch is at N49°52′ E29°27′, which is 100 km south-west of Kiev in Zhytomyrska oblast. Pavoloch is first known to have existed at the beginning of the 17th century. Continue reading


Askania-Nova Biosphere Reserve
Askania-Nova, which covers 33,307.6 hectares, is a biosphere reserve located in the fescue-and-feather grass steppe, the only area of its kind in Europe. The reserve was established by Falz-Fein, who used over 1,665 hectares of his grassland for this purpose in 1889. This date marks the founding of the first nature preserve in the Russian Empire. Tsar Nicholas II called Askania “a picture from the Bible.” Continue reading

Landscape Park “Sofiyivka”



“Sofiyivka” is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. It was originally built by the leading architects and park engineers of Western Europe for one of the richest man of Poland Count Pototsky or, rather, for his Greek wife Sophia. Count decided to recreate a corner of Hellas and to present it to his beloved wife, so that it would remind her of the mountains and woods, clear brooks and transparent lakes of her native land. Continue reading

Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians

Autumn in Carpathians

Carpathian mountains

The Carpathian chain is usually divided into three major parts: the Western Carpathians (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary), the Eastern Carpathians (South-Eastern Poland, Eastern Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania) and the Southern Carpathians (Romania, Serbia). Continue reading

Shatsk lakes

Svityaz Lake

Svityaz Lake

Ukraine has a great diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife. For this reason areas of Ukraine have been declared protected areas, nature reserves and National parks. National Parks in Ukraine are vital for preserving large natural areas and provide the country with great opportunities to develop ecotourism.

Briefly about the Shatsk Lakes:

1. Country: Ukraine

2. Name: Shatsk Lakes

3. Geographical coordinates: 51`31’N 23`50’E

4. Area: (in hectares) 32, 850 ha, incl. 6, 628 ha of water, 1, 977 ha of marshes (mires) and peatlands, 4, 492 ha of meadows, 13, 935 ha of forests. This site is territory of the Shatskyi National Nature Park.

5. Overview: Wetland site Shatsk Lakes is the part of unique system (which consists from 22 lakes) with marshes (mires), peatlands, meadows and forests.

6. General location: Shatsk Lakes is situated on the territory of Shatskyi administrative district of Volynska Oblast (administrative region of Ukraine), 160 km north-west from Lutsk city (administrative centre of Volynska Oblast), on the border with Belarus.

7. Local residents: More than 12 000 people live in the biosphere’s transition area where they are engaged in agriculture, tourism and other public services. Many of them belong to different cultures, nationalities and religions. In addition to this variety, more than 100 000 tourists visit the reserve each year. While the business opportunities created by tourism contribute to a significant portion of the local economy, local communities have made earnest efforts to ensure that any economic development does not negatively affect the park.

8. What to do: Beach- and sun-bathing; boating, yachting and catamaran walking; biking, hiking; wild bird watching (8,000 -12,000 birds on migration, 27 Red Book species); rural (green) tourism etc.

9. Jurisdiction: local Radas of the Deputies. Functional jurisdiction: on protected area of the Shatskyi National Nature Park – of the State Committee of Forestry, on other areas – regional administrative authorities of different sectors: State Committee of Forestry (forest use and hunting), Ministry of Agricultural Industry Complexes of Ukraine (farming), State Committee of Fishery (fishing), State Committee of Water Resources (water using) etc. Continue reading

Landscape park “Alexandria” in Bila Tserkva (2)

Park "Alexandria"

Park "Alexandria"

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Landscape park “Alexandria” in Bila Tserkva (1)

Park "Alexandria"

Park "Alexandria"

A historical landscape park “Alexandria” of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) is situated in Bila Tserkva. It was founded in 1793 by the wife of the Polish hetman Franciszek Ksawery Branicki. Her name was Alexandra Engelgardt. Continue reading

Korostyshev Lake in the Kiev region


Lake on the ground granite quarry

The site is a lake that was created in the place of an old granite quarry site. There is no inflow of water and the lake was filled by the natural uprise of groundwater since the water table is very high. Continue reading

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