What is a bog?

A Bog is characterized by a constantly waterlogged ground water, where peat is formed and accumulated, a kind of litter consisting of poorly decomposed dead vegetation due to the absence of oxygen.

Peatlands provide many services to the territory:

  • They contribute to water regulation playing a role sponge, storing water during floods and restoring it during the period of low water.
  • They play a role in water filtration and purification, making it the natural sources of drinking water to preserve absolutely.
  • They constitute a carbon stock that the release into the atmosphere must be avoided.
  • They host rare and endangered fauna and flora.
  • They form highly valued landscapes.
  • They represent real scientific archives on man and climate history, thanks to the sediments and pollen trapped in peat strata.
rare and endangered