Alta Murgia National Park
The Alta Murgia National Park includes the northern, higher region of the Murge plateau, in the counties of Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani. The park was founded in 2004 to preserve the natural treasures of the region.
The flora of the region is steppe-like. Its characteristic plants are: Prunus species, rowan thorn, pear species, downy oak, and many orchids.
The fauna of the region is extremely rich: fox, wild rabbit, weasel, squirrel, green lizard, aspen viper, Greek tortoise, geckos, salamanders.
The park covers the territory of the following settlements: Altamura, Andria, Ruvo di Puglia, Gravina in Puglia, Minervino Murge, Corato, Spinazzola, Cassano delle Murge, Bitonto, Toritto, Santeramo in Colle, Grumo Appula, Poggiorsini
(Italian) The website of the National Park