This is a list of some of the natural parks in Alicante where you can see the name of the natural park and a description of the natural parks in Alicante.
NATURAL PARK OF LAS SALINAS DE SANTA POLA
The flora and fauna of this Nature Reserve have adapted themselves to this wet and high salinity level environment.This reserve enjoys a great bird life with species like the red-crested pochard and flamingos. Santa Pola Salt Flats lies in Alicante province. There are two differents areas:
- The salt production area
- The marshy area.
NATURAL PARK OF CARRASCAL DE LA FONT ROJA
This park is situated between the towns of Ibi and Alcoi. Carrascal de La Font Roja is a mountain chain topped with an authentic Levantine Mediterranean forest. The fauna in the area are characterized by the presence of mammals, like the wild boar, wild cat and badger. It is also inhabited by reptiles and birds, like the golden eagles and vultures. Kermes oak , gall-oak etc…are typical of its flora.
NATURAL PARK OF PENYAL D'IFACH
Placed in the town of Calpe, the Penyal is made up of a Calcareous mass 332 metres high. This park is linked to the land via a sandy isthmus and has 2 beaches. Maurí and Fossa. Close to them there is the salt marsh which are now salt flats not in use anymore.
NATURAL PARK OF LAS LAGUNAS DE LA MATA Y TORREVIEJA
The Lagoons of Mata and Torrevieja
This reserve is situated close to Torrevieja ,in the south of the province of Alicante.
We have to point out the bird activity , especially the flamingos.Some invertebrates are also present here like the Artemia salina. This nature reserve is interesting due to its botanical diversity, comprising shrub and tree vegetation typical of the salt marshes. Other species include the tamarix gallica and salicornia
NATURAL PARK OF EL HONDO
Beauty park located near the towns of Crevillente and Elche. Numerous streams flow into El Hondo reservoir. There are two of thems the Oriente and the Levante one. The flora of this park is characterized by reedbeds, eucalyptus and rushes. The fauna : carps, eels, grey mullet or mosquitofish.
NATURAL PARK OF EL MONTGÓ
The Montgó park is a natural area located between the towns of Denia and Javea .The geological composition of this Nature Reserve is distinguished by Cretaceous materials. On the lower parts of it, marl and marlaceous lime abound, while the escarpments are formed by compact limestone. The marine birds are quite important in the fauna ; gull, Audouin's gull etc…
The flora is composed by kermes oak groves dotted with mastic trees and rhamnnus alaternus, and the Mediterranean scrub.
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