Video Regional Natural Park of the Ligurian Alps
The park is subdivided into four areas of great natural importance ("natural park") integrated and connected by areas that are of great interest due to their landscape and strong cultural identity ("protected areas"). Bordering France and Piedmont, it includes 6 SIC (Sites of community importance) and 4 ZPS (Areas of special protection), the highest peak of Liguria (Saccarello, 2 200 metres), the deepest cave (Melosa), some of the most extraordinary stretches of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and many more areas of great naturalistic and environmental importance. It is managed by a special Body which has the objective to preserve and promote the historic integration between nature and culture (peculiar is the Ligurian-Occitan root of the local communities), to develop new outdoor leisure activities (environmentally friendly) and to contribute to the revitalization of traditional activities connected to the wood, breeding and quality agricultural productions. Beauties of the Park: Pian Cavallo is of the most important naturalistic areas of Liguria, with extensive and valuable wood areas and Karst areas of European importance such as the Gola delle Fascette. The saccarello, frontè and Monega Mounts constitute the bench marks of the highest mountain range of Liguria and they are characterized by extensive prairies and suggestive views. The territory of the gerbone and Toraggio-Pietravecchia Mounts, extremely spectacular, hosts very different habitats and a high number of endemic species. The last two, especially, are known for their uniqueness within the whole mountain range due to their geological substratum and their relative vicinity to the sea. the state forest testa d'alpe and the valley of the torrente Barbaira host woods, small lakes and waterfalls of naturalistic interest and great landscape value.
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