|Biosphere Reserve Information|
Pilis Biosphere Reserve is situated to the north of Budapest, bordered by the Danube River to the north and east, and by the Vörösvár Valley in the southwest. Geologically, the territory comprises two parts: the eastern and southern areas are part of the sedimentary rocks of the Pilis Mountains. The rest belongs to the volcanic ranges of the Szentendre-Visegrád Mountains. Dense oak and beech forests almost completely cover the area.
The biosphere reserve is a popular recreation area for visitors from Budapest. Apart from tourism, agriculture and forestry are major economic activities in the area.
|Major ecosystem type||Temperate broad-leaf forest|
|Major habitats & land cover types|
|Transition area(s) when given|
|Altitude (metres above sea level)||+106 to +757|
Impact of tourism/land uses on forests, aquatic resources, and soils
|Abiotic||Meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, soil.|
|Biodiversity||Forest systems, natural resources.|
|Integrated monitoring||Education and public awareness, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, land use/land cover.|
Head of Department for Nature Conservation, State Secretary for Nature Protection
Ministry of Environment and Water, Fo utca 44-50
|Telephone||(36 1) 457 3488|
|Fax||(36 1) 201 2617|
|Last updated: 8/30/2001|