• Nature

    The rich natural heritage of the National Park attracts many eco-tourists, whose curiosity and interest is based on the observation of species in the wildlife.

  • Nature

    The rich natural heritage of the National Park attracts many eco-tourists, whose curiosity and interest is based on the observation of species in the wildlife.

  • Nature

    The rich natural heritage of the National Park attracts many eco-tourists, whose curiosity and interest is based on the observation of species in the wildlife.

scientific activities

Aims and objectives of the scientific department of national park "Pripyatsky"



At present, there are 6 employees in the scientific department. The head of the department is the deputy director Uglyanets A.V. The personnel of the scientific department consists of a botanist, an ecologist, an ornithologist, an entomologist and a hydrologist.


The research themes are related to the processes of reforestation, the study of rare animals and plants, vegetable complexes of meadows and accumulation of radioactive elements in tissues and organs of hoof animals. In 2010 the Scientific Department of National Park "Pripyatsky" completed the research on theme 1: "Peculiarities of formation and dynamics of the natural ekositems of National Park" Pripyatsky", proposals on their conservation, restoration and sustainable use". The department also completed research on theme 2: "The dynamics of the phenomena and processes in natural complexes of National Park" Pripyatsky"(Annals of Nature)."

In 2010 on theme 1 the researchers studied the following sections:


1. Features of reafforestation processes in flood-plain forests of National Park "Pripyatsky" and proposals for the restoration of native phytocenosis (2006-2010);

2. Study of biodiversity of flora and fungi of National Park "Pripyatsky" and their annotation (2009-2010)
3. Features of reforestation on pine felling with preserved oak undergrowth in "Lyaskovichi"; recommendations for the formation of oak and pine plantations (2007-2010)

4. Radio-ecological monitoring of wild hoofed mammals (since 2003, constantly);

5. Assessment of current state and geographical distribution of main species of avifauna in order to optimize the protection and development of ecotourism (2006-2010) ;

6. Examination of entomologic consortium of the floodplain oak ecotype, proposals to minimize the impact of leaf-eating pests on flood plain oak forests in National Park "Pripyatsky" (2008-2010);
7. Study of the diversity of floodplain meadow vegetation in National Park "Pripyatsky" and proposals for its conservation and sustainable use (2010-2015)

8. Examination of current state of populations of rare and endangered species of plants in National Park "Pripyatsky" in order to optimize the protection and development of eco-tourism (2010-2015).

As a result of these studies there will be the following main planned bottom lines:

- Publication of the scientific monograph on bryophytic plants in National Park "Pripyatsky";

- Recommendations for the restoration of oak woods in place of secondary parvifoliate forests;
- Recommendations for the formation of oak and pine plantations on pine fellings;

- Recommendations for the use of main bird species in ecological tourism;

- An annotated list of lichens of the national park;

- Addition of lists of algae and fungi;

- Assessment of the current contamination of wild hoofed animals with 137Cs;

- Species composition of entomologic consortium of floodplain oak ecotype;

- Certification of species of the Red Book plants;

- Primary information about the condition of meadow vegetation.

The relevance of studies of populations of rare and endangered plant species is dictated by the practical need for certification of their growth locations.

The relevance of studies of meadow vegetation is dictated by the fact that with the establishment of the protected woodland in the Pripyat floodplain, the meadows which were previously exploited, change their flora composition without the economic utilization. Meadow vegetation is replaced by shrubs and forest vegetation. There is a strong need for the development of specific measures for the conservation of a typical floodplain meadow vegetation. The result of the research in 2011 is primary data on flora and taxonomic composition of the floodplain meadow vegetation.

The relevance of radiological monitoring of wild hoofed animals as the most important hunting resource is beyond any doubt for health securiy.

Floodplain forests are the most valuable objects of National Park "Pripyatsky". Primarily it is Pererovsko - Snyadinsky floodplain woodland and flood plain oak forests within it. Floodplain forests, especially oak forests are well studied.

However, its major components are fauna and floura. Leaf-eating insects greatly affect the condition and dynamics of plantations. Avifauna is largely connected with oak forests through insects. To some extent, it regulates the number of insects.
Therefore, it is urgent to study ornithological complexes and leaf-eating insects in ecologically vulnerable oak plantations.
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