Sacca di Bellocchio

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Sacca di Bellocchio

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  • Area: 
    223 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    44°37'N 12°16'E
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Sacca di Belócchio. 14/12/76; Emilia Romagna; 223 ha; 44°37'N 012°16'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; State Natural Reserve, Regional Park. An inter-dunal lagoon fed with fresh water via a canal from the Reno River and connected to the Adriatic Sea. Water level is subject to seasonal variation, and the brackish environment is artificially maintained. Vegetation includes submergent flora, salt-tolerant plants, emergent reedbeds, and damp grassland cut for animal fodder. The area is important for several species of fish and for breeding, staging and nesting numerous species of waterbirds. Part of the site is used as a firing range and is subject to use by heavy military vehicles. Ramsar site no. 119. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Emilia Romagna

  • National legal designation: 
    • regional park
    • zoological nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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