Monday, 10 December 2012

National Park of Spain

Espana Post promote their National Park by issuing a set of two stamps feature Cañón del Río Lobos Natural Park and Izki Natural Park on March 09, 2009.

Cañón del Río Lobos Natural Park is a natural environment protected by the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. Subdivided Natural Park territory Lobos River Canyon between the provinces of Soria and Burgos.This area was declared a Natural Park in 1985 and a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987. 

It is covered  an area of ​​9580 ha. and is a unique biogeographic space structured on the axis of a deep pit dug in the riverbed of the Mesozoic limestone that has left huge vision and sheer walls. 

From its flora include the juniper, pine repudiation, and the oak gall, while the spaces may be covered juniper scrub, huckleberries and gorse.

As for wildlife, the Canyon live animals and various species, in particular birds abound among prey like eagles, falcons, griffon vulture, the hawk and the vulture. Also in the living river otters and trout.

Izki Natural Park is located in the eastern quarter of the Province of Álava, in the Basque Country autonomous community, Spain.

The high Izki valley of altitudes between 700 and 800 meters, is located in the eastern Alava, bordering the mountains of Vitoria to the north and the Sierra de Cantabria to the south. It is a large area of ​​very smooth relief and sandy soils, predominantly limestone mountains that covers an area about 9100 ha. and as for vegetation is one of the Pyrenean oak formations best preserved in the world. 

Regarding wildlife there presences medium peak and osprey. Similarly, populate this territory, which is called by its river Izki, wild boar and deer.Izki Natural Park, located in a transition zone between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, earned his statement in March 1998.

Plant diversity and landscape, combined with the proximity of the Sierra de Cantabria and the isolation of the area, giving rise to a rich abundance of wildlife which highlights, among the prey, the hawk, the eagle, the short-toed, the Egyptian vulture and several more. 

However, the jewel of the park is the bird spotted woodpecker, a rare woodpecker that keeps the Iberian population here more important.

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