Human intervention, with indiscriminate cutting, intensive grazing and fires, has risked compromising the balance, but after being taken away from private owners in 1903 and managed by state government, which started its recovery, it is now among the most florid natural sites in southern Sardinia. Is Cannoneris, a hikers' paradise and a place of mysterious tales of reality mixed with fantasy, extends for approximately 4800 hectares in the territory of Domus de Maria, Pula, Teulada and Villa San Pietro. Its surface area is doubled when including the forest of Pixinamanna, to which it is connected. It is also on the border of Gutturu Mannu, the oasis of Pantaleo and mount Nieddu, green areas that are part of the proposal to create a Sulcis nature park.