The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park is characterised by its abundance of water, with waterfalls, mountain streams and lakes.
Many beautiful waterfalls such as the Riva Waterfalls and the Pojer Waterfall, mountain streams, brooks and lakes can be found in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park. Also Lake Anterselva, the third biggest natural lake of South Tyrol, is located in this protected landscape.
The nature park is rich in animals and plants, such as the golden eagle, the alpine marmot, the chamois as well as the European roe deer and the red deer. Larger animals which live in these forests are the fox, the badger and the pine marten, whereas smaller animals are represented by the woodpecker, the squirrel and the red crossbill. Representatives of flora, however, are the mountain arnica, the golden foxglove and the anemone. The main species of tree is spruce.