Foundation of the Bükk National Park

last modification : 2017. január 24.

Bükk National Park - including the Bükk Mountains, a part of the Northern Mountain Range - was established on 1 January 1977

Bükk National Park - including the Bükk Mountains, a part of the Northern Mountain Range - was established on 1 January 1977 on an initial 38,774.6 hectares.; as of today it covers 43,168.8 hectares. It is the third national park in Hungary, but the first one in a mountain area. The head office was in Miskolc until 1979, but then it was moved to Eger. Ever since the head office is housed at 6 Sánc St. in Eger-Felnémet.

The decree of designation defines the following tasks:

To protect the typical and varied landscape features and the natural assets:

Rock formations, caves, dolines, springs and other water bodies;
Mountain meadows and pastures rich in Carpathian floristic elements, typical and rare forest types, as well as indigenous plant communities and animal species.

To preserve the cultural features of the landscape;
To safeguard the conditions for the research of the area;
To promote recreation and education in nature, while conserving natural assets;
To promote ecotourism, so both natural and cultural assets are interpreted to the public;
To function as a best-practice site for environmental protection.

 

Source: homepage of the Foundation of the Bükk National Park (2017)


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