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Nacionalni park Kopaonik

Nacionalni park Kopaonik
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The National park Kopaonik is situated in the central part of Serbia, covering an area of 19,986 ha. Wildlife, plant life and other natural rarities are protected by law. Kopaonik was declared national park in 1981.

 

The main part of the park makes a high mountain, relatively flat landscape, which has an average altitude of 1,700 m. The highest section makes the spacious Ravni Kopaonik plateau, above which the peaks Suvo Rudište and Pančićev Vrh (2017 m) rise. On Pančićev Vrh, the highest peak on Kopaonik, the Mausoleum of Josif Pančić is situated.

 

When it comes to endemic flora, Kopaonik is one of the most significant biodiversity hotspots in Serbia. In the National Park Kopaonik, there are several objects of nature, natural and created values, which are categorized according to degree of protection and in accordance with the Law on Environmental Protection and the Law on National Parks, as well as relevant international conventions. The protection of nature and cultural and historical values is secured by the presence and engagement of different experts.

 

Metođe: The nature reserve Metođe lies on the right side of the Brzećka reka river valley. It covers an area of 110.58 ha. On its territory, there is the Shrine of Metođe, a sacral building with a 600 m long access path, as well as a cold water geyser, with a 5-6 m high water jet.

 

 

Kopaonik

 

In this reserve, there are various rare and relict plant species. Spruce and fir forests cover an area of 1800 m, and beech trees are up to 40 m high. Bird fauna representatives are the peregrine falcon, golden eagle, wren, small flycatcher, mountain swallow, mountain redstart etc.

 

 

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