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Northeast Greenland National Park, Denmark

From series “Largest Nature Reserves on Earth”
Covering an area of 972000 square kilometres, Northeast Greenland’s National park is the world’s largest and exceeds the area of 163 countries on Earth. The unique territories were declared protected as early as 1974, up to 1988 the park expended including new areas.

Northeast Greenland National Park, Denmark The National park is considered to be inhabited, despite the fact that there are no towns and settlements on its territory. The only people who live permanently in the vast area are a group of 20 researchers, weather station staff and members of the located here military base. This remarkable reserve is the most northerly and coldest on the planet. Nonetheless, the diversity of its inhabitants is simply amazing. Musk oxen are main inhabitants over vast areas, the reserve is home to 40% of their global population. You can meet reindeer and wolves, walruses and polar bears, as well as the ermine and polar fox here. Coastal waters are inhabited by whales and seals, and polar falcons, owls and partridges have chosen forest reserves.

The National reserve is not distinguished by the variety of flora, dwarf willow and birch are the most interesting representatives of Greenlandic flora. A significant part of the protected area is covered by ice sheet. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy incredibly beautiful blue glaciers and huge icebergs. Next - Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park


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