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"100 años Primera Ley Parques Nacionales"
Issue date: 5th April 2016

FIRST CENTENARY REGULATIONS NATIONAL PARKS

In June 1916, Don Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa de Asturias, who had visited some national parks in the American West, presented in the Senate a proposal of law advocating the creation of national parks in Spain. His proposal was accepted and on 7 December of the same year, King Alfonso XIII sanctioned the law of creation of national parks. It was a law of only three articles, design restrictive and conservation, seeking above all the protection of the aesthetics of the landscape, although it also had certain educational character. In 1918 the first two national parks were declared: the mountain of Covadonga (today called the Picos de Europa) and the Ordesa.

In 1954 the Teide and the Caldera de Taburiente, both on the Canary Islands. In addition to these four, eleven parks closed the list: Aiguas Tortasy Lago de San Mauricio, Doñana, Tablas de Daimiel, Timanfaya, Garajonay, Archipiélago de Cabrera, Cabañeros, Sierra Nevada, Islas Atlánticas de Galicia, Monfragüe y Sierra de Guadarrama.

The largest is National Park is the Sierra Nevada with a total of 86'210 hectares, and the smallest, the Tablas de Daimiel National Park with 1'928 hectares. There are many endemic and indigenous species that can be found in the national parks of the country, like the pigeons turque and Laurel pigeon in Garajonay, the blue chaffinch on Teide, the brown bear and the capercaillie in the Picos de Europa, the Pyrenean Newt or the bearded vulture in Ordesa. Correos already dedicated, within its series natural spaces, some emissions to various national parks in Spain. On this occasion, on the occasion of the centenary of the first National Parks Act, it emits a premium specification, die cut leaf of intense green color tree. The stamp shows the drawing of a typical mountain landscape.  

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