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Logo - World Heritage Beech Forests
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Cozzo Ferriero

This is a wild area without human use on the boundary to Calabria on Jurassic limestone. In the southern Apennines, on the steep and rugged slopes of the 1,920-metre-high Coppola di Paola, interspersed with valleys, grows a rugged, almost pure beech forest with up to 400-year-old beech trees and epiphytes. The unusually dense herb layer is rich in endemic species.

Profile

  • UNESCO recognition: 2017
  • Protected area: Pollino National Park
  • Beech forest region: Central Mediterranean
  • Area: 95.75 ha, buffer zone 2,851 ha
  • Number of component parts: 1
  • Altitudinal range: high montane (1,750 – 1,900 m above sea level)
  • Fauna: Wolf, European wildcat, Eagle owl, Middle spotted woodpecker, Spectacled salamander, Italian crested newt, Alpine longhorn beetle
  • Frame - background
    © De Vivo Giuseppe
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    © De Vivo Giuseppe
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    © Piovesan Gianluca
  • Frame - background
    © Piovesan Gianluca
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    © De Vivo Giuseppe

Ente Parco Nazionale del Pollino
Complesso monumentale Santa Maria della Consolazione
85048 Rotonda (PZ) Italy
Tel. +39 0973/669311
ente(at)parcopollino.gov.it
Certified mail: parcopollino(at)mailcertificata.biz

Parco Nazionale del Pollino
parcopollino.gov.it

World Heritage Beech Forests in Italy
www.faggetevetuste.it