Nature and mountain landscapes in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park
The Adamello Brenta Nature Park is the most extensive protected natural area in the entire Trentino region and it is well known for being the only Alpine area still inhabited by the Brown Bear. The Park has an endless variety of wildlife and flora in addition to a unique and famous attraction known throughout the world: the legendary stone towers of the Dolomites that were officially recognized in June 2009 as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Brown bears are another interesting feature of the Park. There are more than 700 kilometres of marked trails within this protected area, that you can also try with the company of an expert Guide.
|Protected nature area in the Adamello and Brenta groups|
THE BIODIVERSITY PARK
The Adamello Brenta Nature Park, founded in 1967, extends across a surface of 620 hectares divided amongst 4 valleys: VAL DI SOLE, Giudicarie, Val Rendena and Val di Non. The territories in Val di Sole that are responsible for the protection of the park are the municipalities of Dimaro Folgarida and Commezzadura. Both the Adamello and Brenta mountain groups have many alpine lakes, streams, waterfalls and glaciers that offer an infinite number of hikes and mountain crossings for beginners and experts.
The Adamello Brenta Nature Park is the most extensive protected natural area in the entire Trentino region, and is generally well-known due to the fact that it is the only Alpine area still inhabited by the Brown Bear. The Park has an endless variety of wildlife and flora and the legendary stone towers of the DOLOMITES, a unique and famous attraction throughout the world, were officially recognized in 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
FLORA IN THE ADAMELLO BRENTA NATURE PARK
The wealth and variety of plants and vegetation found in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park are equalled in only a few other parts of the Alps. There are numerous species in the park: edelweiss, Turk's cap lilies, the black vanilla orchid and last but not less important is the splendid lady's slipper orchid, the largest of the Alps.
FAUNA OF THE ADAMELLO BRENTA NATURE PARK
Thanks to its unspoilt and diversified environment, the Adamello Brenta Nature Park boasts an extraordinary wealth of animals. The fauna of the park includes bears, chamois, alpine ibex, roe deer, deer, groundhogs, squirrel, foxes, eagles, capercaillie, black grouse and many other typical species representatives of the alpine fauna.
THE BROWN BEAR: THE SYMBOL OF THE ADAMELLO BRENTA NATURE PARK
The last native bears of the Alps live in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. They are the living symbol of a natural, undamaged and wild environment. In 1996, in order to save this species from extinction, a specific plan was created, called «LIFE URSUS PROTECTION OF THE BROWN BEAR POPULATION», which concluded in 2004.
Brown bears were captured and brought over from Slovenia and then set free in the park, which definitely helped to repopulate this species. Even though this project has come to an end, the Adamello Brenta Nature Park is still working towards the repopulation of the brown bear. Their goal is to censure that a minimum population of this animal is maintained in the Central Alps.
The Adamello Brenta Nature Park, both during the summer and winter season, organizes guided outings in order to give all participants a more profound knowledge of several naturalistic and cultural aspects of this protected area. These visits are organized in collaboration with the park's guides, who are all experts of this territory and its various aspects.