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Isola di Lipari

The island of Lipari has a rather ancient origin which is confirmed by the absence of well-preserved volcanic structures and significant secondary volcanic phenomena. Overall, it is quite urbanized due to agricultural, urban, and tourist activities. Moreover, It is important to mention the presence of an extensive pumice quarry, which is used since Roman times. Lipari is of notable interest, especially from a landscape perspective, due to the rugged and wild nature of its slopes. Secondary vegetation predominates, which is quite widespread due to the degradation of woodland vegetation. This mainly consists of shrublands, maquis, and rocky outcrops that often cover extensive areas. From a floristic point of view, the island also shows some interest due to the presence of endemic species that sometimes have a certain physiognomic-landscape value. The passage of passerines is also significant, especially during the autumn period; turdids and sylviids are abundant. Among the passerines, it is observed the presence of the dartford warbler. The conservation status of the habitats can be considered well-preserved. Furthermore, they are characterized by a rich fauna, with some endemic species which are sometimes unique to the Aeolian archipelago or the island of Lipari itself.