Pyhä-Häkki National Park

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The Pyhä- Häkki National Park (Finnish Pyhä- Häkin kansallispuisto ) is located in the municipality Saarijärvi in Central Finland.

The national park was created in 1956, in 1982 expanded and now covers an area of ​​12 km ². Parts of the landscape have been placed under protection in 1912, the plans for the establishment of the national park were initiated in the 1930s, delayed by the outbreak of World War II, however.

The National Park consists of approximately equal parts of peat and forest areas. Of particular importance are some of the last remaining virgin forests in central Finland; the vegetation is dominated by old pine and spruce. The oldest tree in the park, a nearly 500 -year-old pine tree with a height of 26 meters and a trunk diameter of 89 cm, was declared in 2004 for dead. Large mammals are found in the National Park hardly; because the vegetation moose hardly offers attractive food, they are rare in this area, also, there are no large hunters like wolves or bears. Among the birds, woodpeckers and owls are particularly numerous to be found.