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.

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...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The SOR.BA project had the aim of requalifying the springs of one of the most important spring-fed rivers in Europe, the Bacchiglione in the province of Vicenza, through restoration of its original habitats and the reconversion of the site, used until recent times for fish farming activities, to its natural conditions. The measures concerned mainly the reconstruction of the hydraulic system as it was prior to the establishment of the fish farm, on the basis of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The problem of eutrophication of surface waters due to the excess of diffuse source nutrients is one of the major impediments to achieving the quality objectives established by the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) at European level. In the Pontine Plain (Agro Pontino, Lazio) the problem was reported as a priority by the Lazio Water Protection Plan as early as 2007. In this context the REWETLAND project aimed to improve the quality of surface waters of the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/CE (WFD) is a key legal instrument of the European legislation to prevent deterioration of water quality, protect and improve the status of water bodies (rivers and lakes) and ensure  sustainable use of water resources. In the same vein the project INHABIT focused on the habitats as the key to understand the functionality and the ecological status of water systems. The project had the objective to integrate information...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Re.S.C.We. project was built on interventions of renaturation and conservation aimed at restoring the pre-existing wetlands and protecting the residual dune formations along the coastline within the Sentina Regional Natural Reserve (SCI IT5340001; SPA IT54400022), in the municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto. This Reserve is the smallest and one of the youngest protected areas in the Marche Region. It is characterized by about 1700 meters of coastline with a small...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EX-TRA project was carried out in 4 EU countries: Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. The general objective of the project activity was the sharing of experiences for enhancing knowledge about the best forms of conservation of the wolf (Canis lupus) and bear (Ursus arctos) species. It was ideated as follow-up of the previous project LIFE COEX (www.life-coex.net) Improving Coexistence of Large Carnivores and Agriculture in Europe (LIFE04 NAT/IT/000144),...

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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