Karpatskyi National Nature Park
Location: Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Verkhovyna district and Yaremche city council Founded in 1980 Area - 50,495 ha

Carpathian National Nature Park is the oldest Ukrainian national park, and also one of the largest national parks of the country. Its most valuable treasures are old-growth forests and primeval forests, numerous habitats of endemic and rare Carpathian species and the Hutsul ethno-cultural heritage.

Carpathian NNP is home to more than 50 rare plant communities and about 150 plant and animal species listed in the Red Book of Ukraine (2009). The highest number of endemic and relict species of the Carpathian flora and fauna and the largest relict stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), Betula pendula and (in parts) cedar pine in the Ukrainian Carpathians can be found here. All types of subalpine and alpine forest plant communities (except oak forests), which are specific to Central European mountain ranges, are protected in the park.

Due to its rich ethnic and cultural Hutsul heritage with its outstanding sacred artworks, customs and traditions, Carpathian NNP has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine. It is even the most successful site regarding the development of “green tourism” in Ukraine.

The information was provided by the park administration and by http://pzf.menr.gov.ua. For more details please visit http://cnnp.if.ua/

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