Quite a few beautiful places are preserved in Ukraine that fascinate with its beauty and uniqueness. The National Natural Park "Pripyat-Stokhid" is one of these pearls of Ukraine, it is located in Lyubeshiv district of Volyn Oblast. History of the park is quite interesting. Thus, at the 1980s, a number of protected areas were designated in the Lyubeshiv district. Regional Landscape Park "Pripyat-Stokhid" was created in 1995, and it united some of these territories. National Natural Park "Pripyat-Stokhid» was established in August 13, 2007; it united all preserved objects of Lyubeshiv district. Total area of the park is 39 315,5 hectares, including 5961,93 hectares of land that granted to it in permanent use. The northern border of the park runs along the border with Belarus. The structure of the Park includes the following types of lands: majority is the swamp - 43%, forests - 35%, shrubs -16% and 6% of water fund.
Many beautiful, pristine places where you can touch the original beauty of the earth remain there. It fascinates by the vast forests, beautiful lakes and wetlands. However, the most spectacular view locates along the Pripyat and Stokhid rivers. The latter has very aptly name that describes it well - "the river with one hundred passages." A feature of these rivers is the presence of dozens of branches, channels, backwaters, oxbow lakes, including many wetlands and sandy islands.
National Natural Park "Pripyat-Stokhid" took the name of two rivers flowing in its territory.
23 species, which listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, grow in the park. There are rare fauna: 30 species of Red Book vertebrates.
Along with the fact that this area is extremely beautiful and well preserved, it is very important. The water of Pripyat and Stokhid rivers nourish by clean water the most important river of Ukraine - the mighty Dnieper; more than 10 mln people live in its basin. Do not allow the contamination of this territory means to give clean water to millions of people and maintain their health.