Retezat is the first national park in Romania and was founded in 1935 by Professor Alexandru Borza and the biologist Emil Racovita. At the time of its establishment, the Retezat National Park covered an area of 13,000 ha (approx. 100 km2), which over time has grown to now reach over 38,000 ha.
Over the Retezat National Park there are two areas of European interest that are part of the Natura2000 Network: the site ROSCI0217 Retezat, with an area of 43528 ha, which largely overlaps with the Retezat National Park, exceeding its limits only in the southern part. vestica; the site ROSPA0084 Retezat Mountains completely and exactly overlaps the surface of the Retezat National Park.
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