A few days earlier, I enjoyed a walk on the nature trail of the Imula River for several kilometres.
Official information says that:
“The Abava Valley has been formed thanks to the erosion processes of the melting waters of glaciers. Therefore, there is a great diversity of the landscape: steep river banks, dolomite outcrops, side ravines, meadows and slopes, and sources flowing into the terraces of the river. Thanks to this, there is also a great variety of plants in the valley: more than 50 protected plant species are present.
The path runs along the right shore of the picturesque Imula River, along a leafwood forest with ohs, hazelnuts, maples that also has large spruces growing. In the early stages, a glorious valley landscape opens up from the Rocks of Langtown.”
Protected areas are essential for biodiversity conservation, often providing habitat and protection from hunting for threatened and endangered species. Protection helps maintain ecological processes that cannot survive in most intensely managed landscapes.