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.