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Riserva Naturale Orientata Isola di Panarea e Scogli Viciniori

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  • Land Surface Area (ha): 283,05
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Messina
  • Municipalities: Lipari
  • Establishment Measures: D.A. 483/44 25/07/1997
  • PA Official List: EUAP1129

 

 
Panarea

Riserva Naturale Orientata Isola di Panarea e Scogli Viciniori

Does Panarea derive from the weathering of a big structure or from all the eruptive activities originating from the same magma basin? Scientists are more inclined to think that the second hypothesis is true, even if, after accurate underwater surveys, they have not found anything demonstrating the existence of a single eruptive center.

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Coast

Flora

As in the other islands of the archipelago, the vegetation has adapted here to particular environmental conditions. As a matter of fact, the volcanic soil, the influence of the sea, the small size of the island, the human pressure, and the climate influence the presence of the flora and lead some species to develop adequate features in order to adapt.

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Fauna


Lizards

The tale of the Sicilian lizards is a complex and fascinating one. In the past, only one genus was considered: Lacerta. Subsequent research activities have highlighted some inner features distinguishing these animals. According to them, two genera have been discovered: Lacerta and Podarcis.

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