Abruzzo chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornate). Distribution: Italy. Population: Vulnerable (IUCN 2008); very small population (approximately 1,500 individuals) in three parks; population increasing due to strict protection, captive breeding and reintroductions. Threats: Competition with livestock. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites
Pollino National Park The Pollino is the largest italian national park. It was set to preserve the rare Loricato pine. The area is formed by dolomitic rocks, morainic deposits, glacial cirques, scattered with gorges and caves. The highest peaks, over 2200 m above ...
Here's Oreste! The magnificent 200 kilos animal with a splendid rack of horns visits the village of Villetta Barrea very often. He walks the streets, chews leaves here and there and the locals absolutely love it! - Ancient village of Villetta Barrea, Abruzzo (Italy)
SIGHTS. Parc Naziunal Svizzer. The Swiss National Park is a magnificent federal preserve of virtually virgin wilderness. Established in 1914, it covers 173 square km (107 square mi), including the Macun lakes near Lavin. Minute compared with a U.S. or Canadian national park, it ha