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Scandola Corsican Nature Reserve

Scandola, France

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Description

The Scandola Nature Reserve (19.19 km²: 9.19 km² land; 10 km² marine), established in December, 1975, is located on the French island Corsica, within Corsica Regional Park. The park and reserve has been recognized by the United Nations as a Natural World Heritage Site, and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1983.

The Scandola Reserve is situated on the central western coast of Corsica between Punta Muchillina and Punta Nera and includes Cape Girolata and Cape Porto.

The reserve has two sectors, the Elpa Nera inlet and the peninsula of Scandola. The jagged and sheer cliffs contain many grottos and are flanked by numerous stacks and almost inaccessible islets and coves, such as Tuara. The coastline is also noted for its red cliffs, some 900 metres high, sand beaches, and headlands.

Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers.

In 1930, a law was passed prohibiting destruction or modification within Corsica Regional Park. Scandola Nature Reserve is strictly protected in order to return the area to its natural state.

Gargalo island and Palazzu block.

Red Rhyolite.

Columnars jointed basalt.

Red Rhyolite cliffs.

Coordinates: 42°21′25″N 8°34′00″E / 42.35694°N 8.56667°E / 42.35694; 8.56667

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    Protected Area updated by European Environment Agency (EEA), facilitated by UNEP-WCMC

    about 2 years ago

    Modified Reported Marine Area km2, No Take, No Take Area km2 see details >

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Official Record

  • WDPA ID7168
  • NameScandola
  • Original NameScandola
  • Country / TerritoryFRA
  • Sub locationNot Reported
  • IUCN CategoryIVWhat is this?
  • English DesignationCorsican Nature Reserve
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1975
  • Reported Area km216.69
  • Marinetrue
  • Reported Marine Area km26.5
  • No TakePart
  • No Take Area km20.72
  • Governance TypeSub-national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityCorsica Natural Regional Park. Public Institution with Scientific and Consultative Committees
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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