Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park
Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi
IUCN category II (national park)
Nearest city Belluno and Feltre
Coordinates 46°18′N 12°04′E / 46.300°N 12.067°E / 46.300; 12.067Coordinates: 46°18′N 12°04′E / 46.300°N 12.067°E / 46.300; 12.067
Area 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi)
Designation 1988
Authorized 1990
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Dolomites
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Criteria vii, viii
Reference 1237
UNESCO region Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 2009 (33rd Session)

The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park (in Italian: Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi) is a national park in the province of Belluno, Veneto, in the northern Italy.

Established in 1988, the national park is included in the section "Pale di San Martino - San Lucano - Dolomiti Bellunesi - Vette Feltrine" of the Dolomites declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.


In 1988 was planned to create the Dolomiti Bellunesi national park, that was officially estabilshed in 1990 by the Ministry of the Environment, which identified the aims of the national park:

  1. to protect the natural, historical, landscape and environmental values, preserving bio-genetic values of the flora, fauna and geomorphology;
  2. to improve the life conditions of the population;
  3. to promote the scientific research and environmental education, through the naturalistic culture;
  4. to safeguard of the agricultural, forest, and breeding activities.


Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park has an area of 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi),[1] entirely included in the province of Belluno, between the Cismon river and the Piave river, the Maè valley and the Agordo valley.

Mountain ranges

The national park includes mountain rages of Alpi Feltrine (Vette di Feltre, Cimonega, Pizzocco, Brendol, Agnelezze), Monti del Sole, Schiara, Talvena, Prampèr, and Spiz di Mezzodì. There are high-altitude areas, karst rocks, and debris slopes, ideal habitat for high-mountain species.

Rivers and streams

The basin of Mis valley

The territory of the national park, except for some high-altitude karst areas, is extremely rich in water resources, like springs, swamps and streams including: Cordevole, Mis, Caorame, Stien (Caorame tributary), Falcina (Mis tributary), Ardo, Vescovà , Prampera (Maè tributary), that improve the biological richness of the Park. Some of these streams flow into deep canyons, and all are subject to variation.


The national park includes 15 municipalities: Belluno, Cesiomaggiore, Feltre, Gosaldo, La Valle Agordina, Longarone, Pedavena, Ponte nelle Alpi, Rivamonte, San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Santa Giustina (Italia), Sedico, Sospirolo, Sovramonte, and Val di Zoldo.


The flora of Bellunesi Dolomites is composed by rhododendron, Carduus, edelweiss, and other alpine plants. There are broad-leaved tree and pine forests, pastures and alpine meadows.


The national park hosts a big alpine biodiversity. Among the most important species are:

See also


  1. "Identity Card".
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