The Madonie Park

The Madonie Park is a regional nature park planned in 1981 (the Sicilian Regional Law No 98) and set up on 9 November 1989, includes fifteen municipalities in the province of Palermo in Sicily (Calton, Castelbuono, Castellana Sicula, Cefalu, Collesano Geraci Siculus, Gratteri, Isnello, Petralia Soprana, Petralia, Polizzi Generosa, Pollina, San Mauro Castelverde, Scillato and Sclafani Bagni). Includes the Madonie mountain range, located on the northern coast of Sicily, between the rivers Himera and Pollina.

The park hosts more than half of the Sicilian plant species, and in particular most of those present only in Sicily (Abies nebrodensis as endangered, in the Valley Our Lady of the Angels). For fauna, there are over half the species of birds, all species of mammals and more than half of the invertebrate species in Sicily.

Noteworthy are also the geological peculiarities. The geology of Madonie is the focus of studies and research avviatisi since the sixties. Due to the geological interest of the Madonie mountain range since 2003, the Madonie Park has joined the European Geopark network whose members are more than twenty parks geological and non-Europeans.

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Source: Wikipedia