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Fauna and flora Gran Paradiso Park


The fauna has its emblem in the ibex, the park’s symbol, now widespread in many specimens. Among mammals, we can encounter chamois, marmots, hares, foxes, badgers, weasels, martens during walks. It is also common to come across raptors such as eagles, bearded vultures (recently returned to nest in the protected area), buzzards, kestrels, peregrine falcons, goshawks, royal owls, owls, and birds such as ptarmigans, capercaillies, partridges, green woodpeckers, great spotted woodpeckers, rock partridges, water ouzels, robins, thrushes, chiffchaffs, alpine accentors, swifts, and many others. There are many varieties of reptiles, insects, and amphibians, such as vipers, the Parnassius butterfly, newts, and salamanders. Depending on the environment, we can find:
  • Meadows and rocky environments: ibex, chamois, marmots, white hare, ptarmigan, bearded vulture, golden eagle.
  • Forests: Roe deer, red deer, squirrel, wild boar.
  • Forest edge: Capercaillie, Partridge.
  • Agricultural environments: Beech marten, weasel.
  • Carnivores: Fox, wolf, lynx, stoat.


The park protects an area characterized by a predominantly alpine environment. The mountains of the group have been sculpted and shaped in the past by large glaciers and watercourses to create the current valleys. In the forests of the valley floor, the most common trees are larches, mixed with red firs, Swiss stone pines, and, more rarely, white firs. As you climb along the slopes, trees give way to vast alpine meadows, rich in flowers in late spring. Climbing even higher and reaching up to 4061 meters of Gran Paradiso, rocks and glaciers characterize the landscape. Environments are divided into these categories, and for each of them, there are characteristic plants and flowers:
  • Aquatic Environments
  • Wet Environments
  • Rocky Environments
  • Meadows
  • Forest Margins
  • Forests
For more information on the park’s flora and fauna, we invite you to visit the “Flora and Fauna” section on the official website at this address: http://www.pngp.it/ Message ChatGPT… ChatGPT can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.