Life

Life

This is the main EU financial instrument aimed at protecting the environment, natural resources and biodiversity as well as the implementation of the environmental policy and legislation.

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The lowlands of Parma have an important naturalistic value in the Po Valley thanks to the presence of important nesting sites for birdlife, intersections between the migratory routes represented by the main waterways such as the Po and Taro rivers, fountains and the persistence of valuable agricultural crops such as permanent pastures and alfalfa fields. However, the territory, while retaining good natural potential, presents several problems related to...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The territory of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park has an exceptional naturalistic value. These are territories characterized by high impact presence of nature, with various types of habitats and many animal and plant species of significant interest. The floristic richness is remarkable, with over 2.400 species, including various endemisms belonging to high altitude pastures and calcareous scree. In the SCI IT7110202 in Gran Sasso...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The management of dredged sediments is somewhat complex and is one of the main problems of the port areas. According to data from the SEDNET (Sediment European Network), dredged sediments in Europe reach about 200 million cubic meters each year. Usually these materials are transferred directly to large landfills and the related contaminated water is conducted in treatment plants, with all the problems and environmental risks related to this type of waste...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Nitrogen fertilization of crops can have significant environmental consequences in terms of groundwater and air pollution due to the release of nitrogenous substances into the environment, which are not completely absorbed by the vegetation. Among the nitrogenous fertilizers the best known and most used is urea, as it delivers the largest amounts of nitrogen (N) at the lowest costs. In this context, the UNIZEO project had the aim of creating and testing a...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The CRAINat project had the main purpose of carrying out specific protection and conservation actions for the Austropotamobius pallipes, commonly called crayfish. The elements of pressure on the species with high conservation priority (as such included in the Annexes II and V of the Directive 92/43/EEC "Habitats"), are those which, singularly or combined among them, represent direct threats to the survival of the species, in this case the spread of exotic...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ecosystems of the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa, protected natural sanctuaries located in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, have been deeply modified by the presence of some invasive alien species introduced, voluntarily or accidentally, over the centuries by inhabitants and visitors. The MONTECRISTO project aimed to eradicate the black rat and ailanthus from the island, two of the three invasive alien species that threatened the area's...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The risk of flooding of medium and large basins and small watercourses is a major problem in different Italian urban areas. In fact, urbanization processes have generated, over time, a decrease in soil permeability and a reduction in river- and streambed surfaces, increasing the probability of floods and the gravity of related damages. In addition, climate change is expected to cause more frequent extreme weather events in the future, such as heavy rainfalls,...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  Road infrastructure represents a serious threat to the conservation of biodiversity as a cause of degradation and fragmentation of habitats, source of disturbance and pollution, and obstacle to the movement and spread of fauna. It is also a relevant direct mortality factor for many species of birds and mammals. Accidents, which involve species of very high conservation value, such as the wolf, bear or wild cat, represent a further threat to wildlife...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The European forestry sector is characterized by great diversity in terms of types of forests, extent of covered surfaces, ownership structures and socio-economic conditions. According to "The State of Europe's Forests" (FOREST EUROPE, 2015), European forests have an extension of 215 million hectares, meaning approximately 33% of the total European area. Forests play a crucial role from different points of view, not only in terms of procurement of timber and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Alpine lakes and streams are among the most remote and apparently intact environments in the Alps. Mountain waters, in fact, are generally very far from the numerous anthropogenic stress factors that affect plain habitats. These environments offer a safe refuge for many aquatic organisms able to withstand the mountain climate and host a particular biocenosis typical of the Alpine ecosystem, which may include unique taxa. In fact, aquatic ecosystems...

Nature and biodiversity Theme

  • ANTIDOTO - A new strategy against the poisoning of large carnivores and necrophagous raptors
  • ARCTOS -Brown Bear Conservation: coordinated actions for the Alpine and Apennines range
  • ARUPA - Urgent protection actions for amphibians and reptiles in the Matera Gravina
  • BIOAQUAE - Biodiversity Improvement of Aquatic Alpine Ecosystems
  • CENT.OLI.MED. - Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region
  • CRAINat - Conservation and Recovery of Austropotamobius pallipes in Italian Natura 2000 Sites
  • DEMETRA - Development of a quick monitoring index as a tool to assess environmental impacts of transgenic crops
  • DINAMO - Increasing endangered biodiversity in agricultural and semi-natural areas: a demonstrative management model
  • ECORICE - Vercelli rice fields: integrated plan for environmental requalification and sustainable management of rice agroecosystem
  • EX-TRA - Improving the conditions for large carnivore conservation - Transfer of best practices
  • GESTIRE - Development of a strategy to manage the Natura 2000 network in Lombardy
  • LIFE MONTI DELLA TOLFA - Urgent nature conservation measures in the SPAs and SCIs of the area Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate
  • LIFE PRATERIE - Urgent actions for the conservation of grasslands and pastures in the territory of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
  • LIFE STRADE - Demonstration of a system for the management and reduction of collisions between vehicles and wildlife
  • Montecristo 2010 - eradication of invasive plant and animal aliens and conservation of species/habitats in the Tuscan Archipelago, Italy
  • P.A.R.C. -Petromyzon And River Continuity
  • Pianura Parmense - Actions for the bird species of EU interest in the Natura 2000 sites in the lowlands of Parma (Italy)
  • PROVIDUNE - Preservation and recovery of coastal dune habitats in the sites of the Cagliari, Matera and Caserta provinces
  • Re.S.C.We. - Restoration of the Sentina Coastal Wetlands
  • RESILFOR - Restoration of beech and silver fir forests in the Tuscan Marches Apennines
  • RICOPRI - Restoration and conservation of dry grasslands in Southern and Central Italy
  • SAVE THE FLYERS – Measures for the conservation of Chiroptera and Avifauna in Central Italy
  • SOR.BA - Requalification of the Bacchiglione river’s springs and of the habitats within SPA IT 3220013 and SCI IT 3220040
  • Water SCIs - Improving the conservation status of Species of Community Interest in the Upper-Apennine and Prato plain area
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