The National Park of the Majella was established in 1991, creating a protected area for the massif that extends between the three provinces of L’Aquila, Chieti and Pescara. Still a wild park, it remains relatively unknown to tourists, and is the ideal habitat for many fauna as well as home to the wolf, bear, deer, and eagle. Recently, some exemplars of lynx, previously thought to be extinct in that zone, have been spotted. More than 1500 species of flora have been sighted and more than 150 species of animals, some of which have found their last refuge in these mountains.