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Maritime Alps Nature Park (formerly the Argentera Nature Park)

Award date: 03.05.93
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Maritime Alps Nature Park (formerly the Argentera Nature Park)

The Alpi Marittime Nature Park, a former royal hunting reserve in the Piedmont region, is twinned with the Mercantour National Park. These two areas are on opposite sides of the same Alpine massif, in the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes, considered to be the prime habitat for endemic species in the Alps.

The two parks have taken successful joint action, particularly with regard to reintroduction operations (ibex, lammergeyer).

The combination of microclimates, geological events, glaciation and the great variety of rock types have resulted in a flora unique in Europe, with the simultaneous presence of species of very different origins.

The main feature of the fauna is the high density of large ungulates (chamois, ibex).


For information:

Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime
Corso Dante Livio Bianco 5
12010 Valdieri

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Experts reports following PE-S-ZP(93)46
Other reports  
2013 annual report No report received
2014 annual report 28/01/2015
2015 annual report 11/01/2016
2016 annual report No report received
2017 annual report 03/01/2018
2018 annual report 17/12/2018
2019 annual report 12/12/2019
2020 annual report     16/02/2021
2021 annual report   09/12/2021
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