Monte Telegrafo and Rocca Ficuzza Complex (ITA040006)
Site type: SAC - Special Conservation Area
Code: ITA040006 - Hectares: 5289
Other Site Characteristics
The SIC area falls within the municipalities of Sambuca di Sicilia, Caltabellotta, Sciacca, S. Biagio Platani.
silico-carbonates of the Sicane Units (Lower Miocene - Trias), as well as recent deposits, calcarenites, clays, etc. The bioclimate can be classified as
Upper dry upper thermo-Mediterranean with annual average temperature of 16-18 ° C, and average annual rainfall 564 mm (Sciacca station).
herbaceous, widely diffused, consists of grasslands with Ampelodesmos mauritanicus, steppe communities, nitrophilous or ruderal, linked both to the abandonment of crops
than to pasture and frequent fires. Starting from the climacic vegetation (Quercion ilicis), now extremely fragmentary and limited, aspects
garrigue or scrub more or less degraded.
4.2Quality and importance
Hilly and mountainous area subjected for a long time to high anthropogenic pressure, with particular reference to deforestation, cultivation and grazing. There
herbaceous vegetation, widely spread, consists of meadows with Ampelodesmos mauritanicus, steppe communities, nitrophilous or ruderal, linked both
abandonment of crops and grazing and frequent fires. Starting from the climacic vegetation (Quercion ilicis), now extremely fragmented and limited,
aspects of garrigue or more or less degraded scrub have originated. From the floristic point of view in the territory of Caltabellotta they have been recently reported
interesting populations of Celtis tournefortii, especially here at the western limit of the range.
numerous rare and / or endangered species.
Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form
Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero
Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily
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