Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park

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Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Parcul Național Domogled-Valea Cernei
Parcul Național Domogled - Valea Cernei.jpg
Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Map showing the location of Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Map showing the location of Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
Location within Romania
Location Romania
Actual Caras-Severin county CoA.png Caraş-Severin County
Stema jud Gorj.jpg Gorj County
Actual Mehedinti county CoA.png Mehedinţi County
Nearest cityOrşova
Coordinates45°05′35″N 22°37′26″E / 45.093°N 22.624°E / 45.093; 22.624[1]Coordinates: 45°05′35″N 22°37′26″E / 45.093°N 22.624°E / 45.093; 22.624[1]
Area61.211 hectares (151.26 acres)
Established2000, designation 1982

The Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Domogled-Valea Cernei) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania, on the administrative territory of counties Caraş-Severin, Gorj and Mehedinţi.[2]

Location[edit]

The National Park stretches across over the Cerna Mountains and the Godeanu Mountains on the right side, and over the Vâlcan Mountains and the Medinţi Mountains on the left side. It is located in the Retezat-Godeanu Mountains group, a group of mountains in the Southern Carpathians, in the Cerna River basin.

Description[edit]

Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park, with an area of 61.211 ha,[3] was declared protected area by Law Number 5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 152 of April 12, 2000)[4] and represents a mountainous area (cirques, mountain peaks, sinkholes, limestone pavements, caves, pit caves, valleys, waterfalls), what shelters a large variety of flora and fauna, some of the species very rarely or endemics.

Nature reserve[edit]

Protected areas included in the park: Coronini-Bedina (3.864,80 ha), Domogled (2.382,80 ha), Iardașița (501,60 ha), Iauna - Craiova (1.545,10 ha) and Bârzoni Cave (0,10 ha) in Caraş-Severin County;[5] Piatra Cloșanilor (1.730 ha), Cheile Corcoaiei (34 ha) and Ciucevele Cernei (1.166 ha) in Gorj County,[6] Vârful lui Stan (120 ha) and Valea Țesna (160 ha) in Mehedinţi County.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eunis.eea.europa.eu - Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (coords); retrieved on June 07, 2012
  2. ^ "Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (location)". protectedplanet.net (in Romanian). Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  3. ^ (in Romanian) apmgj.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Gorj; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  4. ^ (in Romanian) cdep.ro - Legea Nr.5 din 6 martie 2000; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  5. ^ (in Romanian) apmcs.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Caraş-Severin; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  6. ^ (in Romanian) apmgj.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Gorj; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  7. ^ (in Romanian) apmmh.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Mehedinţi; retrieved on June, 07, 2012