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Tuscan Islands (Italy)

Tuscan Islands (Italy)

Imatge The Tuscan Islands Biosphere Reserve consists of seven main islands (Gorgona, Capraia, Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri) and a few smaller islands. The reserve encompasses a wide range of geological, geomorphological and biological diversity representative of the Mediterranean region. The main types of habitat are evergreen forests of sclerophyll, Mediterranean pine woods and Mediterranean scrubs, as well as chestnut and deciduous oak woods, hosting rare and endemic species.

Declaration Date: 2003

Country: Italy

Surface Area: 94,590 ha

Resident population: 30,000 inhabitants

Contact:    RBMABisoleditoscana@islepark.it

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