Awarded Areas in Italy
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso was the first national park established in Italy to save from extinction the last population of Alpine Ibex. It includes a large territory of high mountains, from the 800 meters of the bottom of the valleys to the 4,061 meters of the Gran Paradiso peak. Larch and spruce woods, wide alpine grasslands, rocks, and glaciers make up an ideal scenery for the life of a rich and various fauna and for a visit leading to the discovery of the wonderful world of the high mountains. The park is twinned with the Vanoise National Park which has established cooperative relations on the basis of a “Good neighbouring paper” to pursue common goals of conservation, research and sustainable development.