Biosphere Reserve Žuvintas is located in the southern part of the Middle Lithuanian Lowlands. It represents approximately 59,000 ha and includes lakes, wetlands, mires, peat bogs, and pine tree stands. Its variety of habitats and vegetation renders this location very rich in biodiversity. The biosphere reserve will be inscribed in national law as a specific category when designated. The main human activities include agriculture, forestry, and fishing, with the recent development of eco-farming and tourism. The area has a population of about 11,000, comprising a mixture of large and small landowners.
Biosphere Reserve Žuvintas is the first site of Lithuania recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).
Kampelių g. 10, Aleknonių k., Simno sen., Alytaus r.
GPS: 54.457093, 23.640399 (WGS)
Authors of photographs: A. Lavrėnovas, A. Pranaitis, Ž. Sinkevičius, Žuvinto biosferos rezervato direkcija