Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: State Oriented Nature Reserve; established with D.D.M.M. 11/09/1971 and 13/07/1977.
The Collemeluccio State Oriented Biogenetic Nature Reserve involves a hilly area covered by 347 hectares of woods, in the Municipality of Pescolanciano (IS).
Collemeluccio State Oriented Biogenetic Nature Reserve
The Collemeluccio Reserve is formed by an important nucleus of white fir trees and only in part by meadows pastures located on the edge of the forest. It is a white fir wood wreck, formerly widespread on the whole Apennine ridge. In addition to being the State Oriented Nature Reserve, it constitutes, together with the nearby nucleus of Montedimezzo, one of the Biosphere Reserves, precisely called MaB (Man and Biospher) and established by UNESCO together with four others in Italy. Labete bianco is the dominant forest species and is pure at medium altitudes, in association mainly with Turkey oak and tattered at lower altitudes and with beech beyond 800 meters.
In the Reserve there are several species of mammals typical of the Apennines, such as the fox, the hare, the badger, the weasel, the marten and some species of bats. Among the birds there are, in addition to the most common strigiform and passerine, some birds of prey such as the biancone and the honey buzzard.
Collemeluccio State Oriented Biogenetic Nature Reserve (photo www.molisealberi.com)
Information for the visit
How to get there:
From Isernia towards Capracotta Pietrabbondante 30 kilometers away.
Former state company for state forests
Via Bellini 8/10