The intention of this book is, first and foremost, to present the beauty, the diversity and the richness of the virgin and old-growth forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians. With the book, authors intend to produce interest in, and convey understanding for these unique old forests. They have value and importance way beyond their own country.
The book begins with a general introduction to the Ukrainian Carpathians and their forests (page 9). Authors summarize the history of the virgin and old-growth forests researches in the Ukrainian Carpathians and present the achievements of protection so far (page 25). Finally, the criteria and the process of virgin and old – growth forest identification are presented (page 33).
Text authors: Uli Gräbener, Hans Dieter Knapp, Bohdan Prots, Anatoliy Smaliychuk, Roman Volosyanchuk.Picture authors: Mykhailo Bogomaz, Hartmut Müller, Matthias Schickhofer, Volodymyr Savchyn, Andriy Yuzyk, Oleksandr Yarosh, Roman Lazarovich, Anatoliy Smaliychuk, Vasyl Pokynchereda.