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WWF Valle Averto Oasis is an important protected area located in the Venice Lagoon and represents an amazing example of a habitat modeled by the combined and synergistic action of man and nature.
It was a typical lagoon fish valley used for the fish breeding which take advantage of the natural migratory instinct of the species present, moving between the sea and the lagoon.
Became an Oasis in 1985 and then a State Nature Reserve, WWF Valle Averto Oasis covers about 200 hectares.
It is part of a wider area (500 hectares) identified as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
Through an easy route, the paths lead to the discovery of flora and fauna typical of the natural environment preserved in the fish valleys.
The history of the lagoon is narrated from a naturalistic point of view, toghether with the transformations undergone at the hands of the man.
The operation and characteristics of a fish valley are illustrated and also the importance of such a nature reserve within one of the largest lagoon wetlands in Europe.
The diversity of habitats within the Oasis is tied to the presence of both fresh and brackish water and their interaction.
The environmental variety counts about 400 plant species, from willows to elders, from dog rose to limonium.
The Oasis is one of the most important overwintering and nesting areas of the Lagoon for nesting and wintering as regards bird life and hosts an important population of European marsh turtles, as well as numerous species of amphibians (European tree frogs, edible frogs, European green toads) and mammals (weasels, badgers, foxes).
The Oasis is open for visits on the first and third Sunday, from September to July. During the year events, meetings and courses are also organized in addition to the two monthly openings.
Within the Oasis it is possible take part in educational activities and guided tours for school classes throughout the week, also using the multifunctional room in Ca’ Tiepola Visitor Center.
In the city area of Codevigo, visitors can explore the wildlife center “Valle Millecampi” and admire its typical historical casoni (cottages).
The casoni bear testimony to the symbiosis between rural tradition and environment; two of the remaining casoni Casone delle Sacche and Casone Millecampi, are owned by the Province of Padova.
The Venice-Pellestrina Lido, which can be easily reached by public transportation, offers tourists a chance to make excursions both on foot and by bike to visit the complex dune systems of Alberoni and Ca’Roman located between the Venice and Pellestrina Lido.