Protected areas of Romania

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This is a list of protected areas of Romania.

About 5.18% of the area of Romania has a protected status (12,360 km²), including the Danube Delta, which makes half of these areas (2.43% of Romania's area).

National parks[edit]

There are 14 national parks totaling 3,223 km²:

  National park listed in UNESCO World Heritage
  National park included in UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme
Name Location
(county)
Area
(ha)
Year of
establishment
Year of
declaration
Image Website
Buila-Vânturarița Vâlcea 4,186 2005 2005 Patrunsa1.JPG buila.ro
Călimani Mureș, Suceava,
Harghita, Bistrița-Năsăud
24,041 1975 2000 Kelemen-havasok.jpg calimani.ro
Ceahlău Neamț 7,742.5 1995 2000 Cascada duruitoarea.JPG ceahlaupark.ro
Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș Harghita, Neamț 6,575 1990 2000 Chei Bicaz 045.jpg cheilebicazului-hasmas.ro
Cheile Nerei-Beușnița Caraș-Severin 36,758 1990 2000 Beu-paraul.jpg cheilenereibeusnita.ro
Cozia Vâlcea 17,100 1966 2000 Cozia National Park, Romania.jpg cozia.ro
Danube Delta Tulcea 5,762.16 1991 2000 Lipovean.jpg ddbra.ro
Domogled-Valea Cernei Caraș-Severin, Mehedinți,
Gorj
61,211 1982 2000 Godeanu (7).jpg domogled-cerna.ro
Jiu Valley Gorj, Hunedoara 11,127 2005 2005 Mănăstirea Lainici, Biserica Veche.JPG defileuljiului.ro
Măcin Mountains Tulcea 11,151.82 2000 2000 Dinogetia Church wiewed from Macin Mountains.jpg parcmacin.ro
Rodna Mountains Bistrița-Năsăud, Maramureș 47,177 1990 2000 Claie de fân Borșa.jpg parcrodna.ro
Piatra Craiului Argeș, Brașov 14,773 1938 2000 Evening rays over Piatra Craiului Mountains.jpg pcrai.ro
Retezat Hunedoara 38,047 1935 2000 Where I have seen the unseen.jpg retezat.ro
Semenic-Cheile Carașului Caraș-Severin 36,664 1982 2000 Caras river.jpg pnscc.ro

Proposed hunting[edit]

The Romanian Parlament is currently (September 2008) discussing a bill aiming to open 13 National Parks to sustainable hunting, in order to manage the wildlife bio-diversity in these areas and promote greater tourism and the accompanying revenue necessary to support and maintain the parks.[citation needed]

Natural parks[edit]

There are 17 natural parks totaling 5,492.33 km²:

  Prizewinning natural park during the EDEN Awards Gala (8 October 2009)
  Natural park included in the European Network and member of the Global Geoparks Network under the auspices of UNESCO
Name Location
(county)
Area
(ha)
Year of
establishment
Year of
declaration
Image Website
Apuseni Alba, Bihor,
Cluj
75,784 1990 2000 MunteleVulcanHD (4).JPG
Brăila Small Puddle Brăila 17,529 1978 2000 Danube at Braila -- Macin mountains in the background.jpg bmb.ro
Bucegi Brașov, Dâmbovița,
Prahova
32,663 1974 2000 Bucegi (9369372189).jpg bucegipark.ro
Cefa Bihor 5,002 2010 2010 Netta rufina m2.jpg
Cindrel Sibiu 9,873 2000 2000 Cindrel-Nord.jpg
Comana Giurgiu 24,963 2005 2005 Turnul de la intrarea bisericii comana.jpg comanaparc.ro
Dumbrava Sibiului Sibiu 993 1963 2000 Moara de vant din muzeul Astra.jpg
Grădiștea Muncelului-Cioclovina Hunedoara 38,184 1979 2000 Cheile Rosia-Muntii Sureanu.JPG gradiste.ro
Hațeg Country Dinosaur Geopark Hunedoara 1,023.92 2005 2005 Densus.panorama peste sat.S.jpg hateggeoparc.ro
Iron Gates Caraș-Severin, Mehedinți 115,665.8 1990 2000 Decebalus Rex.jpg portiledefier.ro
Lower Prut Floodplain Galați 8,247 2005 2005 Prut River3.jpg
Maramureș Mountains Maramureș 148,850 2004 2004 CFF Viseu 2012-08-27 08.jpg muntiimaramuresului.ro
Mehedinți Plateau Geopark Gorj, Mehedinți 106.5 2005 2005 RO MH Ponoarele 1.jpg
Mureș Floodplain Arad 171.66 2005 2005 Maros marosaszo es kelmak kozott2.jpg luncamuresului.ro
Putna-Vrancea Vrancea 30,204 2004 2004 RO VN Lepsa monastery 25.jpg putnavrancea.ro
Upper Mureș Defile Mureș 9,156 2007 2007 Mures fluss am Neumarkt am Mieresch.jpg
Vânători-Neamț Neamț 30,818 1999 2000 Vanatori neamt.jpg vanatoripark.ro

Scientific reservations[edit]

There are 55 such reservations totaling 1,112.77 km².

Natural monuments[edit]

There are 234 natural monuments totaling 77.05 km².

Natural reservations[edit]

There are 617 natural reservations totaling 2,043.55 km².

References[edit]