Regional Nature Reserve Grotta delle Farfalle (Chieti-Ita)
FOUNDING DECREE Regional Law n. 5 30 March 2007
INTERESTED CITIES San Vito Chietino e Rocca San Giovanni
TOTAL AREA AND ZONING 510 ha
LOCATION The boundaries of the protected area do not directly reach the coast even though the line parallel to the sea near Vallevò, halfway between the two villages of San Vito and Rocca San Giovanni, divides the protected area from the more anthropized one. The Butterfly Cave Nature Reserve protects a series of ditches, crossed by short stretches of streams flowing hidden among the lush riparian vegetation, and some natural caves, a safe hiding place for partisans and displaced persons, during World War I. The ditches of the reserve, as a dense network, represent an interesting and unusual ecological corridor at low altitude; in an area with a strong agricultural industry, where several animal species, when moving, can remain hidden in the vegetation.
MONITORING THE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PARAMETERS
MONITORING THE ECO-ETHOLOGICAL PARAMETERS
CONTACTS Offical website: UNDER CONSTRUCTION www.grottadellefarfalle.com