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Arcipelago delle Egadi – area marina e terrestre

The Egadi Islands archipelago, located in the Sicily Channel, includes Favignana, Marettimo, Levanzo and the small rocks of Formica and Maraone. This area is of remarkable natural and environmental interest; it is characterized by a variety of vegetation, some of which are endemic or of phytogeographical significance. The archipelago is also important for its fauna: it shows colonies of marine birds and the presence of rare species like the Sicilian wall lizard on Marettimo. The surrounding seabeds are characterized by meadows of Posidonia oceanica, a significant habitat for many fish species. Some seabeds reveals formations of Lithophyllum lichenoides, which host rich faunal communities. The entire area is of significant importance both from a landscape and environmental perspective.