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 In Italy, thanks to the environmental, naturalistic, landscape and cultural peculiarities that characterize the country, there is a very high potential of tourist offers. However, the growth of the tourism sector brings also a strong pressure on the environment, resources and the transport system. It is therefore necessary that the players involved in the tourist businesses of an area work towards a correct management of the natural resources and a sustainable...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Air pollution is one of the biggest problems for many Italian and European cities, as underlined in the Thematic Strategy on air pollution (COM 2005 446) and Directive  2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. Despite the application of the current regulation on emission control, high levels of pollutants continue to be recorded which threaten both human health and ecosystems. This is the case in the Po Valley, in Northern Italy, where...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The LIFE Save the Flyers Project was implemented in two areas of Central Italy: the area of Mount Amiata  in South Tuscany and the Natural Regional Park Gola della Rossa e Frasassi located in an area of the central Apennines within the Marche Region. These areas are characterized by a very rich flora, cavities and caves that house bats and a great variety of birds, including many birds of prey. The project involved many SCIs and SPAs: in Tuscany Cono vulcanico...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The 2020 climate & energy package, launched by the European Union (EU), identifies important targets of energy efficiency and reduction of climate-changing gas emissions, pursued with a view to energy and environmental sustainability both at global and local levels. In this context, the Factor20 project had as general purpose the definition of a set of tools to support the planning of regional and national policies for the reduction of GHG emissions and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In recent decades, climate change has led to an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events, with significant impacts on natural and anthropogenic environment, which have proved to be sensitive to these phenomena. It is expected that in the future the effects of climate change will tend to be increasingly relevant; in Italy, for example, possible alterations of the hydro-geological regime are expected, with a consequent increase in the risk of landslides...
DESCRIPTION The LIFE Water SCIs project had the general goal of improving the conservation status of certain animal species of Community Interest populating the aquatic environments (wetlands and water courses) within the upper-Apennine area and the plains sur­rounding Prato, which were exposed to different threats. The acronym chosen for the project refers to both the Species of Community Interest (SCI) and the fact that all the identified target species (fishes, crustaceans, amphibians and...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In recent decades, increasing urbanization and intensive agricultural activities have led to a progressive artificial transformation of watercourses, creating over time serious problems of hydraulic safety and poor ecological quality. In this context the RII project had the general aim of demonstrating that the key concepts of the Floods Directive 2007/60/EC and of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, in terms of decreasing the risk of flooding and...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION In a scenario in which the restrictions on emissions and consumption are increasingly restrictive and in which there is a tendency to search solutions for zero emission vehicles (ZEV - Zero Emissions Vehicle), investigations  aimed at studying the possibilities offered by a mixtures of methane and hydrogen as fuel for internal combustion engines gain ground. The experiments carried out in recent years by various Institutes, Universities and research centers have...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In Europe most small and medium-sized cities face problems with the mobility of people and goods. In many cases in these urban areas it can be noted that the majority of journeys take place by private car and that there is a low attractiveness of local public transport (LPT). This condition can also be worsened by the widespread offer of parking lots and parking places that further encourage the exclusive use of private cars. The PERHT project wanted to address...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The RI.CO.PR.I. project was dedicated to the restoration and conservation of two habitats of dry grasslands, namely habitat 6210 “Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates” and habitat 6220 “Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea”. As far as the protection of these habitats depends mainly on the rationality of the agro-pastoral management practices, many of the project activities were assigned directly...

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
  • CENT.OLI.MED. - Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region
  • 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
  • P.A.R.C. -Petromyzon And River Continuity
  • 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
  • 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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