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Ecological area


Ecological areas are worth protecting fragments of ecosystems of significant importance for biodiversity, such as: natural water reservoirs, field and forest ponds, groups of trees and shrubs, swamps, peat bogs, dunes, old river beds, rock outcrops, scarps, gravel banks, habitats of rare or protected species of plants, animals and fungi, including places of their seasonal stay or breeding.

  • Act of 16 April 2004 on Nature Protection
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2022 r. poz. 916, z późn. zm.)

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska