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Codrii Natural Reservation

Country: Moldova      Region: Central Region

The oldest scientific nature reserve in Moldova is situated near Lozova, 50 km from Chisinau, and is called "Codrii". It was founded on September 27, 1971. Scientific nature reserves are highly protected and divided into 3 functional zones: a strictly protected zone, a buffer zone, and an intermediate zone.

One is impressed by nature’s plentiful forms and species, some of which are close to extinction. In the "Codrii" reserve almost 1000 species of plants are protected, that is half of the flora specific to Moldova: 43 species of mammals: 145 species of birds: 7 species of reptiles: 10 species of fish, and more than 8 thousand species of insects.The main forest trees here consist of tall oaks and beeches. Within the reserve boundaries there is an area of meadow and a rich "Natural Museum".