The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany).

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as an extension to the World Heritage site of The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (Slovakia, Ukraine) which was inscribed in 2007.

The tri-national property is now to be known as The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany).

The forests added to the site represent examples of on-going post-glacial biological and ecological evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and are indispensable to understanding the spread of the Fagus beech in the Northern Hemisphere across a variety of environments.

 The new inscription represents the addition of five forests totaling 4,391 hectares that are added to the 29,278 hectares of Slovakian and Ukranian beech forests inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007.

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