Peak in visitors to Poland’s Tatra mountains
PR dla Zagranicy
More than 3.5 million visitors flocked to Poland’s southern Tatra mountains last year, setting a new record.
The Tatry mountains. Photo: pixabay.com
In 2015, 3.2 million visited the Tatra National Park. Ten years ago, the figure was over 2 million.
Park director Szymon Ziobrowski said the record tourist traffic had not had a negative impact on wildlife.
He noted that hikers in the mountains are required to stick to marked routes.
“This is very important, because as long as visitors remain on trails, the impact on fauna is not very problematic,” Ziobrowski said.
“We have not seen drastic changes when it comes to animal behavior. On the contrary, the chamois, groundhog and bear populations are doing quite well,” he added.