Tourbière de Moltifao

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Tourbière de Moltifao

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  • Area: 
    33 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    42°28'N 09°09'E
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Tourbière de Moltifao.27/10/11; Corse; 33 ha; 42°28'52"N 009°09'13"E. Forest Nature Reserve (RBD), Biotope Protection Area, Natura 2000. The largest active raised bog on the island of Corsica southeast of the French mainland, located in the watershed of the Asco valley. In terms of flora, several species are protected on a national, European and international level, including three Sphagnum species and the orchid species Liparis loeselii, listed as vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List and subject to a national action plan. In terms of fauna, numerous regionally and nationally protected species are present, including 9 bat species (e.g., Greater mouse-eared bat Myotis myotis), 4 reptile species (e.g., the European Pond Turtle Emys orbicularis) and 2 amphibian species. More than 80% of the bird species occurring in the site are protected on a national level, and several endemic species are present, such as the Corsican Fire Salamander Salamandra corsica. Traditional hunting is practiced in the site and it has been used for environmental education activities since 2008, mainly on World Wetlands Day. Threats include river bank erosion caused by flooding, the spread of the invasive plant Ailanthus altissima, and the use of agricultural fertilizers upstream. A management plan exists for the Forest Nature Reserve. Ramsar Site no. 1994. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Arrêté de protection du biotope - site de Baglietto
    • Réserve biologique forestière (RBD) - Valdo
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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