National Park Pelister

Country

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

E-mail np.pelister@yahoo.com
Pelister National Park was proclaimed on November 30, 1948. According to the Law on Nature Protection the public institution Pelister National Park is responsible for the protection and management of the Park.
Mountain Baba, more commonly known as Pelister is the most southern mountain with alpine characteristics. Set between the valleys of Pelagonija and Prespa, its over 465 million years old and the highest peak in the park is 2,601 meters above sea level. The Molika pine – Pinus peuce is the best known feature of National Park Pelister. This species was discovered by the Austrian botanist August Grisebach in 1839. Although the Molika is also found in other mountains of the Balkans, one of the oldest and most compact forest communities can be found on Pelister.
By walking on Pelister it is possible to find trees over 230 years old. In the spring and summer, the meadows are colored with many flowers, bathing in the heavenly sun. To view the daily butterflies Scythris crupta nad Scythris similis, which only live in Pelister, is magical.
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