Habitats directive

  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 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...
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 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 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 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...