Park of Gallipoli Cognato

  • Italian

Name of the associated beneficiary

PARK OF GALLIPOLI COGNATO

Address

Località Palazzo snc

CAP

75011

City

Accettura (PZ)

Legal name

Ente Parco Regionale Gallipoli Cognato Piccole Dolomiti Lucane

CONTACT:

Dr. Labbate

Dr. Marco Delorenzo

e-mail

labbate@parcogallipolicognato.it; info@parcogallipolicognato.it

Address

Loc. Palazzo

CAP

75011

City

Accettura (MT)

Phone

0835.675015

 

Cellular

 

Fax

0835.675015

Head of Project:

Marco Delorenzo

Brief description of the activities of the coordinating beneficiary and of the experience in the field

The Park of Gallipoli Cognato Piccole Dolomiti Lucane is a regional park, and it is recognized as a public body established by the Basilicata Region in 1997.

The Park, a protected area, covering an area of ​​27,027 hectares, is surrounded by the countries of Accettura, Calciano, Oliveto Lucano in the province of Matera and Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano in the province of Potenza.

The key landscape features are represented from the large forest of Gallipoli Cognato, covered with oaks trees, oaks and sharp spiers of feldspathic sandstone of Dolomiti di Pietrapertosa and Castelmezzano.

Being a protected area, the Park performs security actions typical of Natura 2000 areas, such as actions for protection and conservation of nature and environment of the area, activities for the protection of flora and fauna of the area, reconstruction original habitat and reintroduction of species are no longer present or settle.

In implementing activities of preservation and protection, that that allow the area to be included in the Natura 2000 network, the Park has created a natural history museum, a botanical garden, a laboratory of medicinal herbs and a laboratory of apiculture.

The park has also created an oasis for ungulates and a center for the recovery of wild animals in distress as well as an area dedicated to teaching for students, researchers and environmental groups.

The traditional activities of the Park concern actions of safeguarding of the protected area, actions of environmental education, the promotion of local resources, actions of safeguarding and monitoring of flora and fauna of the protected area (such as birds, deer, hare italic, and so on).