Yovorivskyi National Park – Historical Monuments and Nature Collide

In most countries it is often only the biggest national parks which receive proper attention from travel agencies and tour guides. Visitors are not even told about the smaller parks and their many wonders and most do not even know that they exist. Unfortunately this can turn into a somewhat vicious cycle whereby the national parks turn in less revenue and so less money is spent on their protection and upkeep. As a result, the park starts to become neglected and the land becomes encroached on, leading to massive loss of habitat. Fortunately this hasn’t happened to the Yovorivskyi National Park yet.

There are quite a number of National Parks in Ukraine which are definitely worth visiting and the Yovorivskyi National Park is one. If you try to read up on it, you will find that the information available is quite limited but the park definitely shouldn’t be overlooked because of this. The park was created in 1998 and so is still quite new even though the beautiful wooded forest-steppe has been in existence long before then. The national park has both man-made and natural treasures and visitors will find that there is quite a lot to see and do. The main trees to be found here are oak, pine-oak, alder and hornbeam-oak but you can also find small patches of beech forest growing on hills and along ridges. There are about 700 different species of plant which can be found in this beautiful park and at least 40 of them are precious enough to be listed in the Ukraine Red Book. The National park is situated in the Lviv Oblast in Western Ukraine and can be easily reached by travelers and tourists.

So what else can you do in the Yovorivskyi National Park in Ukraine? There are a number of beautiful historical monuments which can be found within the park’s boundaries. These include a forgotten monastery and a few old churches which are the perfect place to take pictures and reflect on life. The Yovorivskyi National Park currently falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources so any further inquiries should be addressed to this governmental department.

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