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31 Jan 2015
Troodos National Forest Park - A Haven Of Wildlife And History

The Troodos National Forest Park is situated at the centre of Cyprus, covers a place of 9337 hectares and hosts invaluable plant and animal habitats. Many villages maintaining local culture, tradition and customs can be found scattered throughout the Troodos range. heaven memorial park


The Troodos forest occupies the center of the range and includes its highest peak, Mount Olympus, which is also the greatest peak around the entire island. The region was designated a nationwide Forest Park in 1992 so that you can safeguard it's rich plant and animal life also to investigate values and processes from the area, whether they are ecological, scientific, recreational or economic.

To express that Troodos is abundant with wildlife will be something of the understatement, with the area featuring 770 plant species, 12 which are limited to the Park; that's, they can't be located elsewhere in Cyprus or indeed, the entire world. The Park constitutes the main habitat in Cyprus for many plant species, including the wild service tree, cotoneaster and barberry. Because of these characteristics, Troodos is considered a botanical heaven and has been classified being among the most important mountainous habitats of flora in Europe.
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It is not only plants that brings individuals from around the globe to see Troodos however; animal life around the block can be rich and of high conservational value. The warmest seasons of year see various reptile species appear, including the blunt-nosed viper and the Mediterranean chameleon. Several mammals can be found in the Park too. A casual visitor for the north and west areas of the Park will be the rare - and scarcely seen - Cyprus mouflon, while the fox and hedgehog, which both live in the Park, have evolved to an indigenous subspecies, most likely because of the long periods of isolation inside the habitats of Cyprus. Bats can be found in large numbers in Troodos, setting up home within the fine old buildings and mines which are strewn throughout the Park.

The bats aren't the only real species enjoying the fine old buildings situated in the Park, however. Tourists from all over the entire world arrive at the Park, not merely enjoy the wildlife but to discover 12th to 15th century churches, winemaking villages and pine forests, as well as some monasteries dating in the Byzantine period. Quaint villages offering shops and bakeries and a relaxed alpine atmosphere will also be just waiting available by travellers visiting the Park.


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