There's a side of Sardinia that is little known and hidden to most visitors: the green Sardinia of woods and forests.
A vast wooded property that has always been the pride of Sardinia's people, who managed to safeguard its natural lungs, preventing them from being deforested.
And still there have been some problems during the years, even because ecological sensitivity has not always been able to win against the “Money God”. Nevertheless, Sardinia boasts the enviable record of having a forest area covering more than half of the island (50,36%). The reforestation campaigns in Sardinia are obtaining unexpected results. A fact that is even more important if you consider that Italy's coefficient of woodiness has remained at 34,7% of its territory.
So Sardinia has an enviable wooded property, with many forests open to the public that can be visited through different trails. Sometimes these trails are marked by signs and in some forests didactic walks are also available.
Broadleaf forests represent almost all the wooded area. Among the most common trees categories are the evergreen oaks (almost 50%), followed by the cork oak trees (almost 30%) and the oak-groves (almost 16%).
The vastness of Sardinia's wooded territories made the protection of the local fauna possible.
As a matter of fact, even in Sardinia there are many species threatened with extinction, but a careful policy of repopulating is doing so that the number of these species is constantly increasing.
Thanks to the island's forests, mouflons, deers and Sardinian fallow-deers can still hope to become as numerous as they once were.
LIST OF THE MAIN FORESTS IN THE NORTH-EAST AND EAST OF SARDINIA
MONTE PISANU MONTE LERNO BOLOSTIU
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