Stelvio National Park

Stelvio National Park (Italian: Parco nazionale dello Stelvio; German: Nationalpark Stilfser Joch) is a national park in the north-east of Italy, founded in 1935.

Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
Nationalpark Stilfserjoch
IUCN category II (national park)
View in the park
Location of the park
LocationLombardia, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Nearest cityTrento
Coordinates46°30′N 10°35′E
Elevation690 m (2,260 ft) to 3,905 m (12,812 ft)
Governing bodyMinistero dell'Ambiente

The park is the largest in Italy and covers part of two regions: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Lombardia, in 24 municipalities.

Stelvio National Park has borders with the Swiss National Park, the Parco naturale provinciale dell'Adamello-Brenta and the Parco regionale dell'Adamello. Together, these parks comprise 400,000 hectares (1,500 sq mi) of protected natural environment. The park includes an extensive territory of valleys and high mountains, ranging from 650 metres (2,130 ft) to 3,900 m (12,800 ft) in height.

Stelvio National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including chamois, alpine ibex, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, red foxes, stoats, least weasels, red squirrels, alpine marmots, mountain hares, Eurasian badgers, beech martens, European pine martens, European mole, hazel grouse, lammergeiers, ravens, carrion crow, great spotted woodpeckers, black woodpeckers, buzzards, nutcrackers, Eurasian dotterels, rock partridges, western capercaillies, Eurasian eagle-owls and golden eagles.


For example, Arnica montana, Biscutella leavigata, Androsace vitaliana, Pulsatilla vernalis, Artemisia umbelliformis (genépi), Aster alpinus, Dianthus superbus, Dianthus carthusianorum, Trollius europaeus, Dryas octopetala, Crocus albiflorus, Draba aizoides, Hepatica nobilis, Gentiana acaulis, Gentiana kochiana, Lilium martagon, Lilium croceum subsp. bulbiferum, Linaria alpina, twinflower Linnaea borealis, Aconitum napellus, Paludella squarrosa, Primula vulgaris, Primula elatior, Ranunculus glacialis, Rhodiola rosea, saxifrages, Cypripedium calceolus, Drosera rotundifolia, Silene acaulis, Leontopodium alpinum, Achillea moscata, Soldanella alpina,Viola calcarata, Veratrum album, Loiseleuria procumbens, Empetrum nigrum, rhododendrons, Pinus mugo, Daphne alpina, Daphne striata, of trees mainly conifers Pinus cembra, spruce Picea abies, Larix decidua.


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