Pyrénées National Park

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Parc national des Pyrénées
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Parc national des Pyrénées
Map showing the location of Parc national des Pyrénées
Location Pyrenees, France
Coordinates 42°49′39″N 0°10′33″W / 42.82750°N 0.17583°W / 42.82750; -0.17583Coordinates: 42°49′39″N 0°10′33″W / 42.82750°N 0.17583°W / 42.82750; -0.17583
Established 1967

The Pyrénées National Park (French: Parc national des Pyrénées[1]) is a National Park of France located within the French departments of Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pyrénées National Park, here on the foothills of the Aspe Valley, on the border between France and Spain

Located along the border of France and Spain is a scenic and mountainous landscape offering a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and observing wildlife.[3]

The park was created in 1967 as a natural heritage site without barriers or fences where animals are totally free.[4] Devoted to preserving biodiversity and landscapes, as well as studying wildlife and plant species, the park is home to 70 different species of mammals.[5]

The eastern portion of the national park forms part of the French section of the Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site that straddles the border between France and Spain.[6] The park also borders on the Lacs de Carnau.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Parc national des Pyrénées (2014). Le Parc national des Pyrénées, un établissement public. Retrieved on 2014-04-19 from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2015-12-28. .
  2. ^ Fact sheet on hautes-pyrenees.gouv.fr.
  3. ^ Pyrenees National Park (Parc National des Pyrenees). Trip Advisor. Retrieved on 2008-02-02 from http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187166-d254589-Reviews-Pyrenees_National_Park_Parc_National_des_Pyrenees-Midi_Pyrenees.html.
  4. ^ Pyrénées National Park website. Archived 2008-01-15 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on February 2, 2008
  5. ^ Discovering Pyrenees National Park. Official Web site. Retrieved on 2008-02-02 from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-06-12. .
  6. ^ "Pyrenees-Mont Perdu". United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. January 2000. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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