The inaccessible virgin forests of Risnjak in the western highland of Croatia remained intact. These are primeval forests mostly in the subalpine beech belt. Unfortunately, the National Park is threatened now by acid rain. Despite the small area (3198 hectares), the Risnjak National Park enjoys four different climates: a harsh alpine, a mild Adriatic, a continental Pannonian and a Dinaric one. "It offers a combination of virgin forest and untouched alpine peaks and hidrographies and forms typical for the Dinaric karst."


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