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Kurshskaya Kosa National Park (Russia)

Kurshskaya
calendarSep 22 2017
The 98km-long Curonian Spit, a Unesco World Heritage Site, divides the tranquil Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Here, tall, windswept sand dunes and dense pine forests teem with wildlife. The 50km of the spit lying in Russian territory are protected within the Kurshskaya Kosa National Park. It’s a fascinating place to explore or to relax on pristine beaches. The visitor centre is located at the 14.7km mark, 2km north of Lesnoy on the lagoon side of the spit.
The spit separates the salt-water Baltic Sea (on the west) from the freshwater Curonian Lagoon to the east. The southern portion of the spit lies within Zelenogradsky District in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia; the northern portion lies within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.
Birds and waterfowl are abundant, as the park has abundant wetlands and is on major migratory routes. 262 species of birds have been recorded in the park, and 100 are known to nest and breed in the territory. The park is also home to 46 species of mammals, including elk, European roe deer, wild boar, fox, marten, raccoon dog, badger, hare, red squirrel, and beaver.

Kurshskaya Kosa National Park

Kurshskaya
calendarSep 22 2017