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A national park is a territory in which the preservation of the fauna, the flora, the ground, the basement, the atmosphere, the waters and generally the natural environment presents a special interest. It is important to protect it against any degradation and to shield it from any artificial intervention susceptible to distort the aspect, the composition and the evolution.
The National park of Pyrenees was created in 1967 after numerous difficulties and a difficult acceptance on behalf of the local populations certain wounds of which are not still closed. Its existence is sometimes disputed but the financial contributions sometimes silence the resentments. Nobody can deny that the constraints for the professional users of the environment middle) exist without for all that, over the years, to have to bring a proof of its efficiency in environmental protection towards the other said sectors of Pyrenees " not protégés" protégés"
Where is the national park of Pyrenees situated?
The territory of the national park of Pyrenees, the surface of 45 707 ha, stretches of the high valley of Aspe on the West up to the high valley of Aure in the East. 60 % of its surface extends in the Hautes-Pyrénées. It communicates on more than 100 km with the Spanish national park of Ordesa and the Lost Mountain and with the nature reserves as that of Néouvielle (2 313 ha). A peripheral zone of 206 352 ha, containing 86 municipalities Communes), in the less binding regulation payment), prolongs him and protects him.
The fauna of the National park of Pyrenees is exceptional. It indeed served as zone refuge for very threatened sorts , as the bear, the bearded lammergeyer, the golden eagle, the vulture wildcat , the percnoptère of Egypt, the capercaillie … The protection of the national park so allows this big fauna to develop freely. The visitors can observe relatively easily izards, symbolic animals of Pyrenees, marmots, and big birds of prey.
The exceptional combination of the climatic and geological factors facilitated the preservation of a rich and varied flora.
The large number of endemic and subendémiques (approximately 300) makes the Pyrenean flora particularly original. We find flowers to on the highest summits, in spite of the brevity of the summer at these heights.
Among the most famous, we can hold the lily of Pyrenees, the fritillaire, saxifrage to long sheets,the blue thistle, the ramonde