The Retezat National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Retezat) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) located in the Retezat Mountains in Hunedoara county, Romania.
Containing more than 60 peaks over 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) and over 100 crystal clear deep glacier lakes, the Retezat Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the Carpathians. In 1935 the Government of Romania set aside an area of the Retezat Mountains creating the country's first national park.
Currently the park has 380.47 km2 (146.90 sq mi). The area shelters one of Europe's last remaining intact old-growth forest and the continent's largest single area of pristine mixed forest. The highest peak of the Retezat Mountains, Vf. Peleaga, 2,509 metres (8,232 ft) is located in the park. The park also includes about 80 glacier lakes.
In 1979 the Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO included the park in the international network of biosphere reserve.
Flora and fauna
The flora consists of approximately 1190 plant species, of which 130 have the "endangered" or "vulnerable" status. Wolves, brown bear, wild boar, Eurasian lynx, European wildcat, chamois, roe deer and red deer, as well as small carnivore species such as Eurasian badger and Eurasian otter populate the park.
The Gemenele ("The Twins" in Romanian) scientific reserve is a strictly protected area of the park enclosing an intact primeval forest.
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:26:15 -0700
These incidents come after, in 2014, one of the Austrian company's suppliers, Susai Servcom, received a fine from the Forestry Inspectorate for cutting unmarked trees in Romania's Retezat National Park and for inconsistent transportation notices. In ...
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A fierce debate has erupted over a new forestry code in Romania aimed at protecting unique wildlife habitats and controlling the logging industry. This month thousands of Romanians took to the streets to demand action against dubious sales of forested ...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:24:20 -0700
Retezat National Park is an important refuge for bears because beyond its borders hunters, quite legally, shoot them. I later asked Hagatis if he was worried that hunters might align their sights upon his bison. “Working with the local community and ...
NatGeo News Watch (blog)
NatGeo News Watch (blog)
Mon, 19 May 2014 18:55:20 -0700
It is also home to Retezat National Park, Romania's first national park, which was established in 1935. In addition, the region is home to the Tarcu mountains, which stand farther west but adjoin the Retezat Mountains as part of an Intact Forest Landscape.
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At the time, two stretches of the road were illegally constructed before any approval of the Environment Protection Agency or of the Retezat National Park Administration. For the past four years, environmentalists have successfully stopped the ...
Greenpeace International (blog)
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:33:37 -0800
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Fri, 03 Feb 2012 07:22:30 -0800
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Salamanca/Vienna: WWF launched a new initiative to save and protect nature across 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The Green Heart of Europe aims to protect the five natural riches of the region: forests, wilderness, large carnivores, rivers ...
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