CHEREMOSKY National Park

Cheremosky National Park was created on the 25 of November, 2011. Its area is 7117.5 hectares. The park covers an area of the Chyvchyny-Maramosh massif — ridges of Chorny Dil and Zhupany. The park includes reserves of national importance, such as Chorny Dil, Molochnobratsky karst massif and Cheremosky regional landscape park. In addition, on the adjacent territories there is Verkhovynsky National Park (Ivano-Frankivsk region) and the Maramures Mountains Natural Park (Romania).

The geographical location of the National Park is considered to be its peculiarity, it is situated on the  territory with wildlife and specific climate, within the forest zone of the Carpathian Mountains. Norway spruce forests dominate here, belonging to the mountain coniferous forests. European beech and European silver fir are found as an admixture in the composition of spruce stands. Cedar-fir forests are regarded to be the most valuable, found on Velyky Kamin mountain, of the Chorny Dil ridge. Swiss pine is included into the Red Book of Ukraine. Overall 49  vascular plants, being included into the Red Book of Ukraine grow on the territory of the National Park, for instance, Saussurea discolor, Crépis jacquínii and Gentiana utriculosa, being famous only on the territory of the Cheremosky National Park. There are five species on the territory of the National Park, listed in the European Red List — Pulmonaria filarszkiana, Poa rehmannii, Primula poloninensis, Silene dubia Herbich and Elisanthe zawadzkii, which is also included into the Red Book of Ukraine and IUCN.

Fauna of the park is rich and diverse. There are more than 5,000 species of invertebrates and 147 species of vertebrates here. 34 of them are included into the Red Book of Ukraine (Crucian, Carpathian and alpine carp; newt, spotted salamander, black stork, Miller's water shrew, brown bear etc.). 19 species are listed in the Red Book of Bukovyna, 5 to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Alpine shrew, river otter, corncrake, Danube salmon, Medicinal leech) and 5 to the European Red List (Ukrainian brook lamprey, alpine shrew, river otter, Danube salmon, Medicinal leech).

There are 12 fish species in the park area, 6 amphibians, 6 reptiles, 93 birds and  29 mammals. More than half of the vertebrate representatives of Bukovyna Carpathians.

The National Park attracts the visitors not only due to its nature, but owing to its historical and architectural sights, crafts (pottery), places of life and work of the outstanding people. Green tourism is starting to develop on the territory of the park.

Office of the National Park:
Chernivtsi region
Putyla district
Ukrainska St., 174-а

Tel.: +38 (03738) 2-10-16
+38 (03738) 2-11-64
Tel./fax: +38 (03738) 2-12-58

Working hours: 8:00-17:00, on Saturdays and Sundays the National Park is closed.

E-mail: cheremoskiy@hotmail.com
cheremoskyi.org.ua
GPS:
47.770307  25.003141  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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