Riserva Naturale delle Baragge


Protected Area

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  • Land Surface Area: 3'980.27 ha
  • Regions: Piemonte
  • Provinces: Biella, Novara, Vercelli
  • Municipalities: Benna, Brusnengo, Candelo, Castelletto Cervo, Cavaglio d'Agogna, Cavallirio, Cossato, Cureggio, Fontaneto d'Agogna, Gattinara, Ghemme, Lenta, Lozzolo, Massazza, Masserano, Mottalciata, Roasio, Romagnano Sesia, Rovasenda, Salussola, Verrone, Villanova Biellese
  • Establishment Measures: L.R. 19 29/06/2009
  • PA Official List: EUAP0349



Riserva Naturale Orientata delle Baragge

The word "baraggia" indicates a woody habitat characterized by the presence of oaks, birches and hornbeams and by an underwood made of wild heather. The Reserve protects some parts of the original Baraggia, which once extended itself on a wide surface. Nowadays, only some "islands" of it have remained, because of the reclamation activities carried out in order to favour rice-growing.
The fauna of this area is very interesting from a naturalistic point of view, in particular the entomofauna, with some rare and endemic species: among the others: Agnonium livens, A. ericeti, Bembidion humerale, the beetle Catops westi which can be found only in another station in Italy and, among the lepidopterans, the very rareCoenonympha oedippus.

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Further information

Heather in bloom in Baraggia
Heather in bloom in Baraggia
Landscape of Baraggia
Landscape of Baraggia
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