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Logo - World Heritage Beech Forests
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Hayedos de Navarra

In the western Pyrenees of Spain near the French border are the last remnants of original beech forests. Together with heath, oak and riparian forests and clear mountain streams, they are part of a fascinating mountain environment. The primeval beech forests are characterised by a high proportion of dead wood. The mighty trunks are rich in lichens and mosses. The wildlife is also still largely pristine. The property is considered to be a glacial refuge area of the beech on the northern Iberian Peninsula.

Profile

  • UNESCO recognition: 2017
  • Protected area: Natural Forest Reserves
  • Beech forest region: Pyrenaic-Iberian
  • Area: 235.03 ha
  • Number of component parts: 2
  • Altitudinal range: montane to sub-alpine (850 – 1,730 m above sea level)
  • Fauna: Brown bear, Pyrenean desman, Golden eagle, Wood grouse, White-backed woodpecker, Alpine longhorn beetle
  • Frame - background
    Irati © Schwendtner Oscar
  • Frame - background
    Beech trunks © Schwendtner Oscar
  • Frame - background
    Composing dead wood © Schwendtner Oscar

Centro de Interpretación de la Naturaleza de Ochagavia
Teléfono: +34 948 890 641
oit.ochagavia(at)navarra.es

Centro de Interpretación de la Naturaleza de Roncal
Teléfono: +34 948 475 317
oit.roncal(at)navarra.es