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 Caraș-Severin County
Stema jud Gorj.jpg Gorj County
Actual Mehedinți county CoA.png Mehedinți County
Nearest cityOrșova
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 (151,260 acres)
Established2000, designation 1982

The Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (Romanian: Parcul Național Domogled-Valea Cernei) is a protected area (national park category II IUCN) situated in Romania, on the administrative territory of counties Caraș-Severin, Gorj, and Mehedinți.[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 Mehedinți 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 (151,260 acres),[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), that shelters a large variety of flora and fauna, some of the species being very rare or even endemics.

Nature reserve[edit]

Protected areas included in the park:

  • In Caraș-Severin County[5]
    • Coronini-Bedina (3,864.80 ha)
    • Domogled (2,382.80 ha)
    • Iardașița (501.60 ha)
    • Iauna - Craiova (1,545.10 ha)
    • Bârzoni Cave (0.10 ha)
  • In Gorj County[6]
    • Piatra Cloșanilor (1,730 ha)
    • Cheile Corcoaiei (34 ha)
    • Ciucevele Cernei (1,166 ha)
  • In Mehedinți County[7]
    • Vârful lui Stan (120 ha)
    • Valea Țesna (160 ha).

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 - Agenția pentru Protecția 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 - Agenția pentru Protecția Mediului Caraș-Severin; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  6. ^ (in Romanian) apmgj.anpm.ro - Agenția pentru Protecția Mediului Gorj; retrieved on June 07, 2012
  7. ^ (in Romanian) apmmh.anpm.ro - Agenția pentru Protecția Mediului Mehedinți; retrieved on June, 07, 2012