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Provincial Road 63

Irminio River Reserve (EUAP0379)

Site type
RNSB = Special Biological Nature Reserve

WDPA / EUAP Codes:   161994 / EUAP0379

  • Former Provinces concerned: Ragusa
  • Municipalities concerned: Ragusa, Scicli
  • Managing Body: Former Regional Province of Ragusa

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Technical Information

The Reserve was established with the Regional Territory and Environment Department Decree n.241 of 7 June 1985. The reserve, affects the area located at the mouth of the Irminio river, falls within the municipalities of Ragusa and Scicli and has an extension of about 130 hectares between the reserve area (zone A) and the pre-reserve area (zone B). There is a Visitor Center located in the Casale which houses a small Naturalistic Museum.

The territory consists of a coastal area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with sandy coasts but also with cliffs overhanging the sea.

Flora.

The flora is mainly made up of Mediterranean scrub and has a rather vast collection of vegetation in which the following species are distinguished: mastic, maritime limestone, sea lily, salsola, radish, ephedra, juniper. insular holy thorn, marsh reed, prickly rush, tamarisk, and many others.
Along the banks of the river, which has a torrential course, tall trees can be found making up the forest referred to in the name of the reserve. The most common plants are poplar and willow as well as some eucalyptus. The small cliffs sloping down to the sea are populated by agave, dwarf palm. 

mastic

Mastic

calcatreppola

Calcatreppola

Sea lily

Sea lily

sauce

salsa

radish

Ravastrello

ephedra

Ephedra

Juniper

Juniper

Insular holy plug

marsh reed

Swamp straw

rush

Prickly rush

Tamarisk

Tamarisk

Palama Nana

Dwarf palm

 

Fauna.

The fauna consists, for the most part, of migratory birds that use the reserve as a resting area during the migration from Africa to northern Europe and vice versa.
 

Among some of the species reported: the Kingfisher, the Gray Heron, the Cormorant, the Little Egret, the Marzaiola, the Moorhen, the Coot, the Knight of Italy, the Hoopoe, the Bee-eater, the yellow wagtail, the white wagtail, the buzzard, the marsh harrier.

There are also reptiles: the leopard snake, the snake, the water snake, the green lizard.

Among the amphibians are reported the green frog, the toad.

For mammals there is the Fox, the Rabbit, the Weasel, the Marten. 

Gray heron

Gray heron

White dancer

White dancer

Yellow ballerina

Yellow ballerina

Knight of Italy

Knight of Italy

Cormorant

Cormorant

Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier

Coot

Coot

Moorhen

Moorhen

Little Egret

Little Egret

Bee-eater

Bee-eater

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Garganey

Garganey

Buzzard

Buzzard

Hoopoe

Hoopoe

Snake

Snake

Water snake

Water snake

Leopard snake

Leopard snake

Weasel

Weasel

Marten

Marten

Green lizard

Green lizard

Recent is the introduction of specimens of Nutria and Boar.

Otter

Documents and Links

Establishment decree

Changing the perimeter

Management Convention

Rules

Modification of the perimeter of the nature reserve

 

 
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