Birds Directive

  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 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 silver fir, a conifer tree, which has seen a significant expansion in the period following the last ice age, in recent times has recorded a great regression of its distribution area due to several reasons among which the  human interventions and the reduction of atmospheric humidity. Even if the main cause of this regression is the human intervention, the changed climate conditions impact negatively the silver fir’s capacity to expand naturally by...
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 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 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 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...