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Born in the 1987, it is the first Sicilian Park.
In addition to the Nebrodi Natural Park is the largest protected area (approximately 59.000 ha) in Sicily.
The foundation of the Alcantara Natural Park Fluvial Entity in 2001
aims at the protection, management, and preservation of the landscape
and the natural environment of the valley of the homonym river "in
order to allow better living conditions in terms of economic
development and a correct setting of the affected territories, for the
citizen’s enjoyment and culture and the social and public enjoyment of
the natural heritage, notwithstanding the scientific aims".
The Nebrodi Natural Park of more than 860 square kilometres of
extension is the largest protected area in Sicily. 70 km of Mountains,
50% of the Sicilian forests: The Nebrodi Natural Park represents the
green lung of the Island. It includes natural environments of extreme
natural interest, most of them unique in Sicily. Its main feature is
the vast extension of forests in natural conditions that hosts a fauna
that has been disappeared for a long time somewhere else. Also of
extreme interest due to its quantity, variety and preservation state
are the wetland areas: fountains, water streams, ponds, bogs.
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