Regional Nature Reserve Calanchi di Atri (Atri-TE-Ita)
MANAGEMENT Municipality of Atri
FOUNDING DECREE Regional Law n. 58 20.04.95
INTERESTED CITIES Atri
TOTAL AREA AND ZONING 380 ha
LOCATION The Reserve was established in 1995 where, a few years earlier, the European Union had already identified a Site of Community Importance (SIC). It contains impressive forms of erosion: gullies, also known as “scrimoni” are produced from the stream of water on clay and marl, where there is no forest cover.
The Reserve covers an area of 380 hectares of rolling hills between 100 and 500 meters from the Piomba river valley to the Giustizia hill.
MONITORING THE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PARAMETERS Study of the dynamics of the gullies
MONITORING THE ECO-ETHOLOGICAL PARAMETERS Wildlife research
PROMOTION ACTIVITIES Environmental Education Centers (CEA)
CONTACTS Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi di Atri
Reserve Office: Palazzo Ducale di Atri in piazza Duchi d’Acquaviva
Official website: www.riservacalanchidiatri.it