Mount Stogu

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Mount Stogu
Muntele Stogu
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Mount Stogu
Map showing the location of Mount Stogu
Map showing the location of Mount Stogu
Location within Romania
Location Vâlcea County, Romania
Nearest city Băile Olăneşti
Coordinates 45°16′58″N 24°07′47″E / 45.2829°N 24.1296°E / 45.2829; 24.1296Coordinates: 45°16′58″N 24°07′47″E / 45.2829°N 24.1296°E / 45.2829; 24.1296[1]
Area 10.00 hectares (24.7 acres)[2]
Established 2000, designation 1983

Mount Stogu (Romanian: Muntele Stogu) is a protected area (nature reserve IUCN category IV) situated in the administrative territory of Băile Olăneşti, in Vâlcea County within east Romania.[3]

Description[edit]

Mounth Stogu with an area of 10 ha was declared natural protected area by the Law Number. 5 of March 6, 2000[4] and represents a mountainous area and with diversified landforms, with flora and fauna specific Southern Carpathians.[5]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Flora[edit]

Vegetation of forest consists of: European beech (Fagus sylvatica), English oak (Quercus robur), European ash (Fraxinus), fir (Abies), Norway spruce (Picea abies), pine (Pinus) and the species of shrubs.

Species of grass: lady's slipper (Cypripedium calceolus), ligularia (Ligularia sibirica), bellflower of mountain (Campanula alpina), yellow monkshood (Aconitum antthora), belladonna (Atropa belladonna), rustyback (Asplenium ceterach), windflower (Anemone nemorosa), yellow anemone (Anemone ranunculoides), common moonwort (Botrychium lunaria), ivy white (Daphne blagayana), crown vetch (Coronilla varia).[6]

Fauna[edit]

Species of mammals: brown bear (Ursus arctos), deer (Cervus elaphus), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), gray wolf (Canis lupus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), lynx (lynx lynx), fox (vulpes vulpes), pine marten (Martes martes), squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus), brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus), lesser mouse-eared bat (Myotis blythii), barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus);[7]

Species of birds: western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), rock bunting (Emberiza cia), white-crowned wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga), lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina), wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), hoopoe (Upupa epops).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eunis.eea.europa.eu - Mount Stogu, location within Romania; retrieved on May 30, 2012
  2. ^ (in Romanian)apmvl.anpm.ro - Regional Environmental Protection Agenty Vâlcea; retrieved on May 30, 2012
  3. ^ protectedplanet.net - Mount Stogu, protected area; retrieved on May 30, 2012
  4. ^ (in Romanian) cdep.ro - Law No.5 of March 6, 2000; retrieved on May 30, 2012
  5. ^ (in Romanian) carpati.org - mountain guide - Căpăţânii Mountains; retrieved on June 01, 2012
  6. ^ spontana.robustit.com - The list of Species of flora in Romania Archived 2012-06-06 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved on May 31, 2012
  7. ^ (in Romanian) carpati.org - mountain guide - Căpăţânii Mountains - Fauna; retrieved on June 01, 2012
  8. ^ (in Romanian) enrin.grida.no - Flora and fauna of Romania; retrieved on June 01, 2012

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