Valli del Mincio

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Valli del Mincio

  • Country: 
    Italy
  • Site number: 
    294
  • Area: 
    1,082 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-12-1984
  • Coordinates: 
    45°11'N 10°42'E
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Overview

Valli del Mincio. 05/12/84; Lombardia; 1,082 ha; 45°10'N 010°42'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Regional Natural Park, Regional Natural Reserve. A complex of artificial pools created from marshland in the floodplain of the Mincio River. Vegetation consists of emergent, floating and submergent species and includes species rare in Italy. The pools support a rich fish fauna. A diversity of breeding and wintering birds occur, including the regionally rare Acrocephalus melanopogon. Human activities include reed cutting and commercial fishing. Dams in surrounding mountain valleys prevent the passage of migrating eels (Anguilla anguilla) and numbers are declining. Ramsar site no. 294.

Administrative region: 
Lombardia

  • National legal designation: 
    • regional nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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