<ul><li>Protected species: </li></ul><ul><li>There are 1224 species of plants, 69 of them are rare protected plants. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 1286 species of animals, 88 are protected animals. </li></ul>CEAHLAU NATIONAL PARK
Flora and fauna are almost the same as in Ceahlau National Park. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
Natural Reservations in the Park BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
Bicaz Canyon was dug by the waters of Bicaz River and it serves as a passageway between Transylvania and Moldavia. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
‘ The Altar Rock’ - climber's challenge - is situated at an altitude of 1121 m. The legend goes that in ancient times, when our ancestors, the Dacians, lived here, this was the very place where they used to perform their religious ceremonies. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
The Karst Reservation Sugau Canyon is a rocky area on which there are rows of waterfalls. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
Munticelu Cave BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
The Red Lake is the largest natural storage dam lake in Romania. The lake was formed when a huge piece of stone from the Killer Mountain blocked the courses of three creeks. The left over trunks of the spruce trees are silent witnesses of that calamity. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
The reddish colour comes from the red alluvia - iron oxides and hydroxides deposited in the lake. BICAZ CANYON – HASMAS NATIONAL PARK
VANATORI NATURAL PARK Fauna and flora are the same as in Ceahlau National Park.
VANATORI NATURAL PARK Natural Reservations included in the Park
VANATORI NATURAL PARK The Copper Woods Reservation – over 135 years old sessile trees forest.
VANATORI NATURAL PARK The Silver Forest Reservation - a forest of birch trees which are 100 years old.
VANATORI NATURAL PARK The Bison Reservation - 22 bison live here almost like in their natural habitat.
VANATORI NATURAL PARK The bison used to live in Romania until 200 years ago but, unfortunately, it became extinct due to excessive hunting. The current story of the bison started in 1958, when a couple of bison had been brought to Romania from Poland. Nowadays, bison can be found in six locations all over the country, in captivity or half-free ( 80% of them).
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. “ To understand nature means to understand future, and to do something in order to save nature which is so threatened nowadays, and this means to contribute to the mankind's happiness.’’ E. AS. Pora, 1975 Realized by the pupils of School number 1, Bicaz, Romania, for the Comenius Project “How schoolchildren can contribute to keeping our planet green and clean”