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Province: Rome
Size: 10.85 km² (4.19 sq miles)
Local Authority Area: Canale Monterano
Managing body: Canale Monterano Local Authority
Founded: 1988

These facts and figures give an idea of the variety and rarity of the plant and animal species present in the Nature Reserve:
• Vertebrates: 142 species (about 31% of the total number of species in Italy and 56% of those occurring in the Lazio region)
• Lichens: 40 species * (more than 50% of the species occurring in Lazio);
• Fungi: more than 110 species;
• Dragonflies: 22 species out of the 45 present in Lazio (49%);
• Butterflies: 64 species out of the 150 present in Lazio (42.7%);
• Orchids: 22 species (+ 4 hybrids) out of the 61 present in Lazio (47.5%);
• Birds of prey: 8 species out of the 13 present in Lazio (49%);
• Reptiles: 16 species out of the 22 present in Lazio (72.7%);
• Amphibians: 9 species out of the 16 present in Lazio (56.2%) and the 37 present in Italy as a whole (24.3%).

* Many of these are indicators of high environmental quality.

Ultimo aggiornamento: 3.09.2009 (15:13)   Stampa Stampa