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 P.A.R.C. project was aimed at improving the conservation status of the fish species Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), Twaite shad (Alosa fallax), Western vairone (Leuciscus souffia), South European roach (Rutilus rubilio) and Italian barbel (Barbus plebejus) in the distributional areas of the Magra and Vara rivers within the Regional Park Montemarcello-Magra. There were some artificial obstructions in the two watercourses in the Province of La Spezia that made it...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The DINAMO project was designed to preserve, enhance and monitor the biodiversity in agricultural and semi-natural areas through the implementation of conservation actions performed with the joint participation of public bodies (municipalities, research institutes, local associations) and private entities (farms). Its objective was the development of an integrated management model of interventions in favor of the biodiversity in rural areas. The actions of the...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Recovery and rehabilitation of degraded coastal dune habitats. These are the goals of the PROVIDUNE project which aimed, in particular, at safeguarding the priority habitat 2250* "Coastal dunes with Junipers and other coastal dune habitats connected to it", among the most threatened of the EU and present in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, France and Greece.Coastal areas are strategically important for the European Union (Recommendation 2002/413/EC on the Integrated...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ECORICE project has been conceived to preserve the natural species and areas of the Vercelli rice field plain, in particular the habitats threatened  by monoculture practice. The rice agro ecosystem in the Vercelli plain developes for most of its surface on private areas not subject to specific conservation or environmental management, so the survival of its natural components, as well as of the animal and plant species depending on them, is often influenced by...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  The LIFE Project Monti della Tolfa had as its main objective the restoration and preservation of some endangered habitats and species (mainly rear birds). The initiative was also aimed at fostering a harmonious link between human activities and nature conservation, by favoring the traditional practices necessary to preserve the ecosystem of the area, as well as increasing awareness of residents and visitors on the importance of biodiversity and...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The intensive agricultural practices, the uprooting of ancient olive trees for ornamental purposes, the missing or insufficient compensation of the cultivation costs, the limited knowledge about their environmental value, the reduced sensibility towards their cultural heritage constitute the threats to which the ancient olives groves are exposed and which are the background of the project. The ancient olive groves, cultivated by using traditional low...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The LIFE GESTIRE project was conceived to face the need of an integrated strategy for the management of the Natura 2000 network in Lombardy, contributing – in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – to the restoration and maintenance of a sufficient conservation status of the sites, habitats and species in a region like Lombardy, characterized by strong pressures related to human settlements and production, and at the same time by a high richness of natural...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION   In 2008, through the implementation of projects designed to develop specific monitoring systems, the EU program LIFE+ promoted the assessment of environmental risk potentially deriving from the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). At that time, Italy was outlining a legislative framework that suggested the need to define the rules of coexistence between transgenic, biologic and traditional cultivation, in order to fulfill its obligations under...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The protection of the two brown bear populations in Italy, the one in the Alps and the other in the Apennines, was the purpose of the LIFE project ARCTOS. Its goal was to support the conservation of the two groups through the adoption of management measures which are compatible with the presence of this plantigrade, the reduction of conflicts with human activities as well as the dissemination of information and outreach of the major interest groups. The main...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ANTIDOTO project (meaning antidote), carried out in three European areas, the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga (Italy), Andalusia and Aragon (Spain), had the aim of promoting the conservation of large carnivores and necrophagous raptors through the dissemination of innovative measures to prevent and combat the illegal use of poison applied to protect the domestic livestock. This is an illegal and unfair practice, widespread in Europe, which each year...

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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