The oak and the pine hugging each other, known as the “couple in love”, are protected by law.
The Roztocze range of hills in east-central Poland and western Ukraine has been named a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO’s International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB), which met in Paris on June 17-21.
The sighting is surprising because the last bear to be seen in the Białoweża forest was 2010 – and western Belarus does not have a significant bear population, suggesting that this bear may have travelled from as far as central or eastern Belarus.
The president took to Twitter to say he hoped a way could be found to save the homeless 185-strong herd which is under threat from locals who say the cows steal food and could be diseased.
Bird-spotters who spent months watching live footage of a pair of hawks waiting for their chicks to hatch have finally been rewarded after the eggs hatched on Thursday (May 3rd).