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Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve World Heritage Site

Golfe de Porto : calanche de Piana, golfe de Girolata, réserve de 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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  • WDPA ID9617
  • NameGulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
  • Original NameGolfe de Porto : calanche de Piana, golfe de Girolata, réserve de Scandola
  • Country / TerritoryFRA
  • Sub locationNot Reported
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year1983
  • Reported Area km2118.0
  • Marinetrue
  • Reported Marine Area km242.0
  • No TakeNot Reported
  • No Take Area km20.0
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)(viii)(x)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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