The unique nature of Val d'Ampola


A coffer of biodiversity

Part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Alpi Ledrensi and Judicaria, Parco Forte Ampola is a visitor center to enjoy the main natural features of the place.

The Biosphere Reserves include terrestrial and marine ecosystems identified worldwide as privileged from a naturalistic point of view and affected by sustainable development strategies capable of guaranteeing the well-being of communities, the continuation of traditional activities and the protection of local ecosystems, ensuring the protection of environmental, cultural and best practice values.

The Alpi Ledrensi and Judicaria Biosphere Reserve, unique in the Trentino Alto-Adige region, includes numerous areas protected by specific community and provincial directives.

The protected area under the European directive Monti Tremalzo Tombea laps the area of ​​Forte Ampola and is a “special conservation area” of extraordinary floristic interest known throughout Europe for the exceptional concentration of endemic species and therefore a destination for botanical excursions.

The area is of significant national and provincial interest also due to the presence of endangered animal species, whose survival is favored: there are ungulates, large carnivores and birds, and the protected area contributes to the creation of an important corridor. alpine for their survival and safe transit. The presence of the only lynx in Trentino is also well known.

The adjacent Alpe di Storo and Bondone protected area is located between the Val Lorina and the Bondone mountains. The area is part of the municipality of Storo and represents a significant contingent of endemic species with a western center of gravity in an environment where there is still an optimal balance between forestry-pastoral activities and naturalistic qualities. It is also an area of ​​international interest for the transit of many medium and long-range migratory species in the late summer and autumn (post-reproductive migration).

Thanks to the almost total absence of urbanization, these territories, and in particular the Ampola area with the valleys of glacial origin crossed by the course of the Palvico and Lorina streams, have maintained a high level of naturalness with the presence of still wild environments.

Of particular interest are the glacial relics and the geological conformation of the valley where the Dolomia presents the particular marine calcareous fossils, typical of the Alps.

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