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Riserva Naturale Speciale di Fontana Gigante

  • Regione Piemonte
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Surface Area: 310,44 ha
Provinces: VC
Establishment: 2006
  • Fontana Gigante (photo by PR Po Vercellese - Alessandrino)

Fontana Gigante Special Nature Reserve lies in the territory where the Po River Park, Sorti della Partecipanza di Trino Woodland, and San Genuario site are situated. The area, together with the area of San Genuario, has origins linked to the drainage of natural aquatic environments and the excavation of basins for hunting and sports fishing purposes and, in the past, for peat winning; subsequently, because of the abandonment of the activities, the two areas underwent a gradual renaturalization process which led to the formation of complex marshy habitats of great wildlife interest, in particular for the bird species populating them, but also of entomological and floristic interest.

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