The island of Corsica is located in the Mediterranean and much like the sea in which it exits, the island is beautiful and captures imaginations and passions for people across the world. And while it might seem like the entire island is something of a paradise natural park, there is actually a designated park on it that is amazing in its own right. The Parc Naturei Regional de Corse is relatively new and was established in 1972. It includes some of the highest mountain ranges on the island in its borders as well as the Golfe de Porto and the Scandola Nature Reserve.
It is one of the top attractions for tourists who visit the island and information on it as well as directions to it can be found at some of the top resorts and hotels in Corsica . And while many people assume the great beaches to be the top geographic attractions on the island, they are surprised to find the extend of the offerings and importance of this great park.
Although the park is protected and cannot be accessed by foot, it is possible to visit the park and arrive there by a boat that originates in the village of Galeria. Thousands of rare animal and plant species thrive in and are protected by this park and part of its function is to serve as a major conservation effort. As is true for most of the world, Corsica has seen its share of indigenous species become extinct through the centuries and it recognizes the environmental importance of preservation. In addition to some of the rare species that are found there the park also features endangered species. Two sub species of hoofed animals the mouflon and Corsican red deer are found here. In addition to the amazing beauty of the park it is also a great place to visit and see rare and endangered animals and plants.