On the area of Torzym Forest District in 2000 a sanctuary "The Ilanka River Valley" was founded and covers 239.23 ha. The aim is to preserve various forms of peat bogs, complexes of springs within natural and semi-natural landscape standing out for its flora, fauna and particularly rare phytocoenosis due to their scientific and didactic characteristic.
Areas of protected landscapes
Areas of protected landscapes cover the areas, which are taken under protection, because of their outstanding, diversified landscape. They are very valuable due to touristic matters. They also perform a function of ecological corridors.
Natura 2000 areas
European Ecological Network Natura 2000 is a kind of system of areas connected one with each other by ecological corridors. These areas form together a coherent ecological network, of which basic task is prevention of biodiversity. It happens through protection of the most valuable and the most rare nature elements.
Natural monuments are single formations of living (animate) and non-living (inanimate) nature or their clumping with their special environmental, scientific, cultural, historic or landscape value and characterizing with individual features distinguishing them among other creatures, f.ex. monumental trees.
Ecological sites are the Romains of ecosystems that deserve protection and are of great importance for maintenance of biological diversity, f. ex. mid-forest water ponds, swamps, mosses and sites of rare plant, animal and mushroom species.