Longoz (Flooded) Forests; In the spring and winter seasons, the forest area is covered with water due to the high amount of precipitation. When their drifting dune forms a embankment in time, the water disconnected from the sea accumulates and causes floods in the forest. The plant species recorded in the Longoz Forests, which includes many ecosystems such as Lake and Lagoon systems, Sand Dune systems, is 472.
454 species of birds found in Turkey can be seen throughout the year İğneada’da half.
Special plant species such as sand pearl, Cornflower and Sand Lily, animal species such as Green Woodpecker, Dwarf Cormorant, Akkuyruk eagle and Lesser Kestrel are protected under the Bern Convention signed in 1984.
Longoz Ormanları Milli Parkı was taken under protection as the 39th National Park with the decision of the Council of Ministers in 2007. The main reason for being taken under protection is the fact that Longoz Forests are disappearing all over the world. İğneada Longoz forests in our country are the largest in Europe and the most diverse of living creatures. And of course the richest in terms of activities to be done.