The term biotope
stands for an area whose environmental balance has remained unspoilt and thus needs to be carefully protected and preserved. For this reason the Autonomous Province of Trento has declared biotope 287 small areas such as ponds, lakes, peat bogs, shores of rivers and streams, gorges and cane thickets. 28 of them are already equipped for visitors, among which is the peat-bog of Fiavè
The biotope Fiavè- Carèra
, from the name of the old lake, is also known for the important archaeological remains of the pile dwelling site that it hosts. The peat-bog is home to a number of interesting plant species: cane thickets, marshes with high larches, wetlands and marshy thickets with willows and alder buckthorns, while beautiful water lilies adorn pools and ponds. The area is extremely rich in animals as well: amphibians and water birds, in fact, have found here their natural habitat.
The Town Hall of Fiavé hosts an interesting Visitors Centre. In summer time the Tourist Board organizes visits to the archaeological site and to the biotope.
Another interesting biotope in the area is situated in Val Lomasona
and it can be reached from the villages of Dasindo and Vigo Lomaso.