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Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve

Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve

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"Extremely rich flora and fauna of the lake Žuvintas and its surroundings, with no other example in Lithuania, is worth keeping."


Biosphere Reserve Žuvintas is the first site of Lithuania recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).

Žuvintas is located in the southern part of the Middle Lithuanian Lowlands. It represents approximately 59,000 ha and includes lakes, wetlands, mires, peatbogs, and pine tree stands.

It comprises Žuvintas and Amalvas wetland complexes, formed in a depression of the limnoglacial plain surrounded by moraine hill ranges, and Bukta forest on moraine plain.

The site is very diverse with inland wetlands having some of the biggest habitats of this type in Lithuania. Žuvintas (still largely intact) and Amalva mires dominate in the area. Žuvintas mire (6,847 ha) is the largest in the country. It consists of raised bog (71%), transitional mire and fen.

To the north of the Žuvintas mire lies the similar, but smaller Amalva mire (3,414 ha). There are three big lakes in the site: Žuvintas, Žaltytis, and Amalvas.

The Žuvintas Lake (971 ha) is only a small remnant of the former post-glacial lake. It is surrounded by reed-swamps, sedge fens (mainly in its south-eastern part) and raised bogs. The lake has two main inlets: Bambena, Kiaulyčia and an outlet – the Dovine River. Žuvintas and Amalvas lakes belong to the Dovine river catchment area (589 km²). More than half of it (345 km²) is the catchment area of the Žuvintas Lake. A great diversity of habitats and vegetation creates excellent conditions for numerous waterfowl and other species.

Many different land cover and habitat types - from untouched raised bogs and pristine forests to agricultural lands and settlements - are found in the area. There are no people living in the core area of the biosphere reserve. There are only 1,100 inhabitants living within the buffer zone.

The core area of the biosphere reserve consists of strict nature reserves (IUCN category I) and nature reserves (IUCN category IV). There are Žuvintas (the oldest protected area in Lithuania - since 1937), Buktbalė and Liuliškynė strict nature reserves and Amalvas, Kiaulyčia, Žaltytis, Želsva, Paželsviai, and Liepakojai nature reserves. The buffer zone consists of ecosystem restoration zone, ecological protection zone, and forestry and agriculture zone. The biosphere reserve is contiguous.

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Vilnius is a great place for pleasant strolls. It is green, full of cultural diversity and cozily compact. So compact, that in just a few dozen steps from the gallery, you find yourself in a park, followed by a baroque church, and off to the castle after a cup at the local cafe. Thus, in a short time you get to not just see, but also hear, touch, taste and tune into the soul of the city.

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You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

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The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
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