The Wigry National Park is located in north-eastern Poland close to the Lithuanian border. The Park was established in 1989 with an area of nearly 150.000 km2. The majority (63%) is covered by forests and one fifth is covered by water. It was was created for the protection of the post-glacial landscape, Lake Hańcza with a varied coastline and the forests of the Augustów Primeval Forest. It is named after lake Wigry, the largest of the Park's many lakes.
The European beaver is the symbol of the Wigry National Park. There are also roe deer, deer, elk, wild boar and badgers, lesser spotted eagles, sea eagles, buzzards and marsh harriers nest here.
The 200th Anniversary of the Janów Podlaski Stud