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WWF Oasis Monte Arcosu - Monte Lattias - Sardinia

WWF Oasis Monte Arcosu - Monte Lattias - Sardinia


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Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: WWF Oasis; established with Ministerial Decree of 20 October 1992 and D.A.R. November 15, 1988 n. 1240.
Region: Sardinia
Province: Cagliari

The area of ​​Monte Arcosu, once a private hunting reserve, was purchased by WWF Italy in 1985 and expanded after 10 years with the area of ​​Monte Lattias. It occupies an area of ​​2,913 hectares in the Sulcis Massif, in the territories of the Municipalities of Assemini, Capoterra, Siliqua and Uta (Province of Cagliari). Monte Arcosu is located in Sulcis-Iglesiente, in south-western Sardinia (about 20 km from Cagliari).

WWF Oasis Monte Arcosu - Monte Lattias (photo www.bikesardegna.it)

Description

The area of ​​Monte Arcosu is located north of the granite mountain group of Sulcis, characterized by peaks that exceed 1,000 meters (Monte Lattias). Impressive steep walls dominate the Gutturumannu forest. The holm oak and cork forest that partially covers the Monte Arcosu reserve is interspersed with an undergrowth rich in the most typical essences of the Mediterranean scrub, including lentisk, oleaster, rosemary, as well as myrtle and cistus which bloom in late spring and summer, enriching the surrounding landscape with bright colors. In the valley floor of the Rio Guttureddu, the vevetazione is riparian. Noteworthy are some rare species of lichens, including Gagea granatelli, and the perpetuins of Monte Linas (Helichrisum montelinasamum).
In the area there is the most large population of Sardinian deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus), the exclusive subspecies of Sardinia, saved from extinction thanks to the establishment of the protected area. Another deer, the fallow deer, is also well present in the oasis, while marten, Sardinian wild cat, fox, weasel and marten stand out among the carnivores.
As far as lavifauna are concerned, the slab and the mortarboard are of particular interest. Among the reptiles we find the birthplace of Cetti, and among the amphibians an endemic species of the sulcis: the Sardinian geotriton (Speleomantes genei).

Information for the visit

In addition to the guest-houses, the following are available for visitors: an open-air classroom, two visitor centers, two nature trails, two wildlife enclosures dedicated to Sardinian deer and fallow deer, three picnic areas and a network of trails of about 80 kilometers.
How to get there:
- Coming from Cagliari follow the SS 195 for Pula, turn after 8 km for the consortium ridge towards Macchiareddu-Casic. From here take the Second Strada Ovest and continue to the rural church of Santa Lucia, pass it and after about 400 m, turn right along the dirt road which after about 2 km leads to the Oasis in Sa Canna.
- Coming from the west coast, follow the SS 130 to the crossroads that leads to the SP 2 Pedemontana, after which it is necessary to turn left towards Siliqua-Uta and continue until you reach the consortium backbone; from here the route is the one already indicated for those arriving from Cagliari.

Management:
Coop. The Honeysuckle
Via Umberto I, 8
09010 Uta (CA)
Website: www.ilcaprifoglio.it


Video: Cascata Su Spistiddadroxiu Monte Arcosu - Sardinia. GoPro HD (July 2022).


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