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Nature and animals of Romania. Natural Parks from Moldova.


I will tell you some important things about Romania’s flora and fauna. Nowadays, one-third of Romania's territory is a mountain area, largely forested, where most of the interesting flora and fauna are to be found. Another third of the country territory is hills and plateaux areas, with a fair quantity of woodland still remaining, and another third is a plain area, most intensively farmed.


Putna Vrancea Natural Park


The Natural park Putna-Vrancea is part of the central north-east sector of the Vrancea Mountains and has a surface of 38.204 hectares (94.404 ac).

The Natural Park has various visual reliefs which give the region the image of a huge amphitheater.  

The mountains have a network of water systems the most important being the river Putna. Flora of the park is made up of  650 species of plants. Important are species like lady slipper, juniper, yew tree, edelweiss.

The Fauna of the park includes 184 species of vertebrates, which are protected by the law. From the mammals. I would mention, marten, badger, chamois, fox, wolf, bear, rabbit, and deer. We have not only large mammals in the park but also small and medium-size mammals like mice, pars hazel and squirrel. For birds we can find, capercaille, lesser spotted eagle, golden eagle, common buzzard, kestrel, (vanturelul) evening sparrow hawk, great owl, little owl, Long-eared owl, raven, white-backed woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker.

The fauna is completed by the Alpine salamander, tritonul, crested Bittern, Yellow-bellied puddle frog, red berries, and for reptiles: common Viper, Lizard in walls, the lizard, snake or Serpent naparca, GA.

The mountains are covered with forests of beech, ash, and spruce.