"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.
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.