Fauna

The wildlife of Val di Fassa

Val di Fassa is a beautiful valley where both flora and fauna enrich its unrivalled mountains and bring them to life.

The peaks and woods are inhabited by various species of animals: from ungulates (deer, chamois and roe), to birds of prey such as hawks and golden eagles, from red foxes to badgers. It often happens that visitors are out hiking when they come across an animal… It’s wonderful to discover them quietly enjoying their day, as they drink from a stream or as they rest… It’s certainly fun to bump into a marmot, which start to whistle as soon as they see humans, to warn their companions of danger.

Of course, it’s much easier to track down a marmot or squirrel than a deer or an eagle. But with a spirit of observation and patience, they can be spotted too; not to mention the chamois, which climb on unthinkable peaks.

The Municipality of Moena, in the Lusia Alps area, is partly home to Paneveggio Park, a protected area for the preservation of the Dolomites mountain ecosystem. It also has interesting visitor centres and an enclosure where deer and roe can be admired from a close distance.

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