Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco di Malabotta

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  • Land Surface Area (ha): 3.221,95
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Messina
  • Municipalities: Francavilla di Sicilia, Malvagna, Mojo Alcantara, Montalbano Elicona, Roccella Valdemone, Tripi
  • Establishment Measures: D.A. 477/44 25/07/1997
  • PA Official List: EUAP1126



Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco di Malabotta

Bosco di Malabotta is a woodland par excellence, even if it should be considered a forest for its natural features. It has a great ecological value, not only for its integrity, but also for its great environmental diversity, given to the extension of the reserve in altitude.

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Bosco di Malabotta is dominated for about 80 hectares by the Turkey Oak, a oak with a royal posture that can reach the 30 meters of height and can be recognized not only for the characteristic carvings of the leaves, but also for the big-size cupule of its acorns which are protected by linear and curled scales.

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Garden dormouse


The animals living in the reserve represent a real sample of the Sicilian fauna which has here a great value, given the important natural features of the wood: among the microfauna, the arthropods are of great importance (they are small invertebrates commonly associated with spiders, insects, and crustaceans), present here with many endemic species.

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