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Codrul Secular Sinca

In the Southern Carpathians on the northern slopes of the Taga Mountains, embedded in vast beech forests, grows a fascinating primeval fir-beech forest with natural dynamics that have lasted for centuries. It is famous for its gigantic trees, with a hight of over 60 meters and an age of up to 500 years. The natural biodiversity of the component part is astonishing, with numerous endemic animal and plant species.


  • UNESCO recognition: 2017
  • Protected area: Codrul Secular Sinca Virgin Forest Reserve
  • Beech forest region: Carpathian
  • Area: 338.24 ha
  • Number of component parts: 1
  • Altitudinal range: montane (790 – 1,400 m above sea level)
  • Fauna: Brown bear, Wolf, Lynx, European wildcat, Chamois, Lesser spotted eagle, Wood grouse, Eurasian three-toed woodpecker, Alpine longhorn beetle
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Knapp
  • © Martin Flade
  • © Martin Flade
  • © Martin Flade

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