... one-third of all European vascular plant species can be found in the Carpathians? That means almost 4,000 plant species, and 481 of them are found only in the Carpathians!
… Gerlachovsky Peak (2,655 m altitude) in the High Tatras in Slovak Republic is the highest peak of the Carpathians?
… the European Union’s largest populations of brown bears, wolves, lynx, European bisons and imperial eagles (globally threatened species) are found in the Carpathians?
… 36 national parks, 51 nature parks and protected landscape areas, 19 biosphere reserves and 200 other protected areas are member of the Carpathian Network of Protected areas
… there are 36 registered UNESCO World Heritage sites and 49 important pilgrimage destinations in the Carpathian area?
… the number of hotels in the Carpathians has increased by nearly 60% in the last ten years?
… the Carpathians contain the continent's largest remaining natural mountain beech and beech/coniferous forest ecosystems and the largest area of pristine forest in Europe (outside Russia)?
... the Carpathians are the largest, most twisted and fragmented mountain chain in Europe? They are Europe’s largest mountains by area.
… in the 1970’s, about 1,000,000 people worked in the mining sector in the Carpathians? Today, the number of employees in this sector is about 340,000.
… the Carpathians were put on the WWF ‘Global 200’ list of major ecoregions in need of biodiversity and habitat conservation?
… more than half of the Carpathians are covered by forests? The Carpathian forests are a vital link between the forests of the north and those of the west and south-west of Europe.
Third edition of the international fair-conference event „Alpine-Carpathian Cooperation Forum” will be held in Rzeszów in Regional Sports and Exhibition Centre “Podpromie Hall” named of Jan Strzelczyk on the 13th and 14th of September 2014.
„Alpine-Carpathian Cooperation Forum” is the largest fair-conference venture in Central and Easter Europe, which shows the potential of Carpathian area and cooperation of functioning on it entities of the organizations, institutions and companies in the Alpine regions, as well as other parts of Europe. Encouraged by the success of the two previous editions which took place involving a total of more than 230 exhibitors, thousands of visitors and many guests from Poland and abroad,the organizers procced to the organization of the next - third edition.
This year’s „Alpine-Carpathian Cooperation Forum” will be under the banner „The Carpathians- between mysticism and intelligent development” and will be dedicated to the inauguration of the Carpathian Brand "CARPATHIA" - an innovative territorial brand of the Carpathians envisaged by the Association of the Carpathian Euroregion Poland together with the Institute of Tourism in Sierre.