Mountain section of the Fiumara di Agrò basin (ITA030019)
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Mountain section of the Fiumara di Agrò basin (ITA030019)

Site type: SAC Special Conservation Area  

Code: ITA030019- Hectares: 4536

It is a hilly-submontane area with mild reliefs at altitudes not exceeding 1300 m, interspersed with river valleys and rivers. Geologically it is constituted mainly from metamorphic rocks. The bioclimate is between the mesomediteranean and the supramediterranean, with an obrotype ranging from the lower subhumid to the lower wet. The natural vegetation is represented by deciduous forest formations with Quercus virgiliana and Quercus cerris limited to higher stations, and in some more rocky stretches you can see strips of holm oak. Frequent are the aspects of substitution such as thickets with thorny shrubs and cystets. Mesophilic meadows are frequent in the bright spells of submontane areas. Along the watercourses, willow and plane trees are sometimes found. Along the stream are frequent glareicolous aspects to Helichrysum italicum.

This is an area with a forest vocation currently rather degraded due to various anthropogenic factors. From the naturalistic point of view the main emergencies they are the deciduous woods, the ripisilve and the glareicolous formations of the rivers. There are also several entities that are rare or believed to be in the regional area significant phytogeographic interest, in turn mentioned in the list in section 3.3 (D). There is a relatively rich and diversified, which includes species that are rare and / or at risk of extinction in Sicily. The invertebrate fauna, in particular the freshwater fauna, is remarkable scientific interest due to the presence of Sicilian endemic species, sometimes stenotopes and stenoecias, and of high zoogeographic interest

Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form

Ministerial data: Natura 2000 form

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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