Fauna and flora
There are hundred of species of animals throughout the world disappearing because o hunting or man’s interference in their natural habitat. However the Lithuanians fauna and flora is very varied and it a fact that many animals that now no longer live in the northern part of Western Europe can still be found in Lithuania.
There are about 4000 small and large lakes in Lithuania occupying about 1.5 per cent of the whole area. The total length f Lithuanian waterways are 6228 kilometers. Furthermore the Lithuania in-land waters are inhabited by 57 kinds of fish also about one third of Lithuania is densely forested in particular the south and the east of the country. With pine, spruce, birch.
There are five national parks in Lithuania and a huge number of nature reserves as Cepkeliai Zuvintas Kamanos, Nemunas Loop’s regional park and so on. what is more the highlight is the Curonian spit national park with a special environment of huge dunes, pine forests, beaches laagoons and see coasts. As estimated 900 plant species grow in the Curonian Spit, and 31 of them are on the Red list of Lithuania. Bird never leave park. In addition to this late in autumn, when it gets quiet in the co
All things considered we should have more national parks as they involve educational scientific touristy and conservational functions. And we don’t do more to protect environment many species will soon be as dead as dinosaurs. To sum up national parks and reservations are necessary if we want to protect naatural unspoiled environment and historical and cultural areas.
• An example: Black Stork and White crane one of the reasons that the various strokes and cranes survive in Lithuania western lowlands in that there is enough food for them in the widespread meadowlands. (And 5 species of mammals are listed into redlist)