"Season of Silence"

"Season of Silence" is an environmental measure implemented in Ukraine at the legislative level. The purpose of this event is to protect the habitat, migration routes of wild animals during their reproduction, which will help to reproduce the population of animals and birds, ensuring an increase in their number and diversity and the peaceful development of fauna in our forests.

In early spring, before the snow melts, capercaillie winter flocks disintegrate, and soon after the males begin to swarm, and therefore need increased protection. It is during this period, which lasts about two weeks, the currents literally boil and they unfold all the major events that ensure the emergence of offspring.

Between April 1 and June 15, a "quiet season" should be provided in places where wild animals are present, with obligatory restrictions on economic activities that have a positive effect on the state of the animal world. Accordingly, during this period, any activities that are a source of increased noise and unrest (fire, deforestation, rallies and other competitions on vehicles) are prohibited.

Forest fire

After the snow cover melts in the forests of Ukraine, starting from April 1, the period when the risk of forest fires increases sharply begins and this period lasts until October and November.

With the onset of dry summer weather, the issue of ensuring fire safety in forests, ensuring the appropriate level of fire protection of forest stands comes to the fore. Fires cause great damage to forests, because very small careless fires in the forest can cause a major natural disaster. The main reason for their occurrence is a violation of fire safety rules. As a result, trees, birds, animals, beneficial insects and microorganisms die. In a short period of time, fire causes great damage and can destroy what has been growing for decades.

"From September 11 to November 1"

Due to the special period of red deer hunting and spawning of brown trout, from September 11 to November 1, the park administration issued an order "On strengthening control over compliance with the protection regime of the Park's NPF territory and facilities", restricted entry and stay visitors in the park. During this period, joint raids are conducted with police officers and other law enforcement agencies to identify and prevent poaching. The state security service is patrolled around the clock and appropriate preventive measures are taken among the local population and visitors to the park.

According to reports of a storm warning from the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Meteorological Center about an avalanche danger in the highlands of the Carpathians, Verkhovynsky National Park is providing information on the website.

We hope for understanding and appeal to all people who visit the park.

Dear residents of the top and guests of our region, follow the rules according to the above rules.

General rules

  1. How to behave in parks and reserves to preserve nature?
    Each park has its own rules, but there are some general principles. Of course, we expect our visitors not to litter, light fires in unforeseen places, enter the area with their own vehicles, destroy plants and disturb wild animals. Before visiting the park, investigate on the website about the features of this area. Reserves, or protected areas in parks are closed to visitors. Here we protect what is particularly endangered - the unique flora, fauna or monuments of inanimate nature. Instead, in national parks, in areas that are open to travelers, we are gradually arranging hiking trails, which we ask you to use.
  2. Places where you can light a fire
    In the areas along the tourist trails, or on separate recreation areas, park workers arrange places for lighting fires. Find out about such places either on the description of routes, or ask park workers. We urge you to use either such special places or portable devices for cooking on the go. Fire is a great danger to our flora and fauna. Also remember that one cigarette butt thrown into the grass will not only contaminate this area for a long time, but can kill more than a hundred animals. Yes, and smoking gradually kills you, so do not throw cigarette butts, but quit smoking :)
  3. Where to put garbage?
    It would seem that any cultured person will never throw garbage where nature amazes with its beauty. But no, we must continue to remind - littering in nature is a sign of low levels of development and intelligence. Sure it's not about you! If there are no dumpsters along the trails, we are very much hoping that you will take your garbage with you. Just in case, bring garbage bags with you on the trip. It is even better to live on the principle of zero waste and produce as little waste as possible. A big plus in karma for those who will do a great job and take away not only their garbage but also of those irresponsible travelers who were in these places prior to you and left their senseless "gifts" to nature.
  4. Why can't wildlife be destroyed?
    Wild animals, although "wild", are very gentle and sensitive to human interference. Destroyed nest, burrow, excessive noise in the habitat and especially in the area of the mating of animals, can greatly frighten them and make them flee in search of quieter areas. Migratory birds, because of such dangers, can even change the time-tested paths of travel from North to South. It is unlikely that we want to gain a reputation among animals as a country that is unfriendly to animals.
  5. How to warn rescuers that you are going on a hike?
    We sincerely wish that your travels take place without unpleasant adventures. But if something extraordinary happens - you get lost, get in trouble, get injured and can't go any further - you will be very grateful to yourself for pre-registering with your local SES office (online registration is available on regional offices). It will be much easier to help you if the relevant services know about your trip, its route, group composition, etc.
  6. How to inform the border service about the walking tour?
    Some tourist trails pass near the state border and in order to pass there you need to get permission from border guards. As a rule, the procedure is as follows (there may be local differences - carefully study the description of a particular route and the requirements for its passage): 5-7 days before the walking tour you need to write a letter to the commander of the border detachment, indicating passport details of all participants, listing them and the period of stay on the route. Check a few days before the walking route to see if permission has been granted.