On the occasion of the World Wetlands Day 2017, a Sunday morning event in the Integral Reserve of the Maremma Regional Park has been organized the 5th February, opened to all publics. The site, Trappola Marshland – Ombrone River Mouth, is in the core of an extensive coastal wetland system in southern Tuscany (Italy), on the Thyrrenean Sea, and has recently been designated as the 53rd Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site) in the country (read the Ramsar news).
The new Ramsar Site represents one of the last remnants of a partly salty and partly freshwater complex of wetlands and sandy dunes.
The event attracted people from different regions of Italy. During the day, visitors learned about the important role of wetlands, observed waterbirds (shelduck, flamingos, golden plovers, ospreys, cormorants, herons, gulls, etc.) and took part in group activities such as natural painting and clean-up.
Photo credit: Flavio Monti & Giulia Cislaghi
Maremma Regional Park
Trappola Marshland – Ombrone River