The protected area of the Porta lake, a heaven faunistico managed from the WWF and from League Environment, is where the place to make a relaxant walk.
Common: MONTIGNOSO (MS), PIETRASANTA (LU).
Provinces: Mass-Carrara, Lucca.
Surface: 159 hectares.
Environmental characteristics: damp zone (Lake of Door) and zone with vegetation type Mediterranean (Cliffs of Door).
It reenters in the Regional System of the Protected Areas (L.R. 49/95) what Protected Natural Area of Local Interest (A.N.P.I.L.).
It belongs to Net Nature 2000, together of areas of European naturalistic interest, what Zone to Special Protection. The recognition is due to the presence in the damp zone of the Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), rare heron in Europe and favorite from Directives of the European Community.
The protected area of the Porta lake, a heaven faunistico managed from the WWF and from League Environment, is where the place to make a relaxant walk. In medieval epoch the lake, was connected to the residual lake basins of the "Giardo" and "Massaciuccoli" from a series of depressed areas, today disappearances. The name, that remembers the origin of it of watertight, has not currently appropriated; The great variety of environments and available microhabitat it allows the life of a lot of animal kinds street of extinction and characteristic vegetables and ecologically specialized.
Comune di Montignoso: Tel. 0585/82711
WWF Massa Carrara: 360 234789
Legambiente Massa Montignoso: Tel. 0585 255496