Ente di gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità-Romagna (MAR)
EPB-R was established by regional law of Emilia-Romagna 23 December 2011, n. 24. EPB-R manages the regional protected areas (one Natural Park, three Natural Reserves), the Natura 2000 sites (12 SCI, 4 SPA) and the conservation of biological and geological diversity in the eastern territory of the Emilia-Romagna region, from the Romagna Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. EPB-R is also responsible for nature conservation, sustainable tourism and environmental education in all the area of jurisdiction, whom territorial systems presents some well-characterized and high-interest nature, landscape and territorial. The Park Vena del Gesso Romagnola is managed by EPB-R, it is located in the hilly area straddling the provinces of Bologna and Ravenna and contains an outcrop of the Messinian gypsum of extreme geological interest and natural beauty that stretches across the valleys for about 25 km, and some areas of clay ravines or marlyarenaceous hills surrounding.