|Area 123 km²|
|Address 66412 Võru County, Estonia|
Similar Matsalu National Park, Soomaa National Park, Lahemaa National Park, Vilsandi, Alam‑Pedja Nature Reserve
Karula National Park is national park in southern Estonia. It was established in 1979 as a protected area and in 1993 became a national park. It is the smallest national park in Estonia.
Karula National Park is characterised by its hilly topography, its many lakes, the great biodiversity and traditional cultural landscape. The flora of the national park is rich, and includes several species red-listed in Estonia such as the Baltic orchid, mezereon and the daisyleaf grape fern; the latter is only found in three locations in Estonia and Karula is one of them. The fauna also incorporates unusual and threatened species, such as the pond bat, the lesser spotted eagle and the black stork. Mammals like elk, lynx and polecat are common.
ReferencesKarula National Park Wikipedia
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