Narcissi Valley

Narcissi Valley
Narcissi Valley
Narcissi Valley
Narcissi Valley
Narcissi Valley
Narcissi Valley

Narcissi Valley

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  • Area: 
    256 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    48°10'N 23°21'E
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The Narcissi Valley is located in the Ukranian Carpathians, close to the border with Romania. It contains the largest Central European population of narrow-leaved narcissus (Narcissus poeticus L.), listed in the national red list as vulnerable, which gives the Site unique ecological and aesthetic values. A variety of wet meadow habitats, dominated by the narcissus, host more than ten different vegetation communities, 500 species of invertebrates and up to 164 species of vertebrates. The Site is also the only massive nesting site for corncrake (Crex crex) in the region, and contains up to 120 nests. During the blossoming season in May, the Narcissi Valley becomes very popular for tourists, with an average of 50,000 visitors per year. Because the Site is part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, access to the area and use of its natural resources is limited; nonetheless, urbanization and trampling of plants are still threats. As of 2019, a restoration plan is being prepared to raise the water table and improve the capacity for traditional management.

Administrative region: 
Zakarpatska oblast

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Biosphere Reserve - The Carpathian
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