IdroLIFE Project

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Our conservation target: freshwater fish and crayfish threatened in the project area

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One type of our goals: river continuity restoration

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IdroLIFE: a Life-Nature Project for VCO aquatic biodiversity conservation

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Our goal: the enhancement of aquatic ecosystems

Our conservation target: freshwater fish and crayfish threatened species

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Photo credit Marco tessaro

Photo credit Marco tessaro

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IdroLIFE in a few facts

WHAT?

Project objectives

Endangered fauna

IdroLIFE aims to improve the conservation status of the threatened native aquatic species in Natura 2000 sites of VCO Province, contributing to biodiversity

HOW?

Strategies

Concrete action

Through the restoration of the river longitudinal connectivity, the control of the spread of invasive alien species and also the repopulation of the target species

WHY?

Why is it necessary to take action

Threats

The aquatic fauna of VCO, in particular fishes and crayfish, is threatened by various factors, first of all the interruption of river continuity and the spread of invasive alien aquatic species

WHERE?

Project area

VCO Province

The project area includes: the first 45 km stretch of River Toce, the lowland stretch of San Bernardino Stream, many other smaller streams of Val Grand Park and Lake Mergozzo

WHEN?

Project duration

2016-2020

IdroLIFE is a 4 years project:

from November 2016 to November 2020

HOW MUCH?

Project budget

About 2 Mln €

Total project budget of 2.076.462 €, with a EU financial contribution

of 1.226.862 € (59%) through the Life-Nature instrument.

IdroLIFE News

21 MAY – EUROPEAN NATURE NETWORK DAY 2000

Today, 21st of May, is The European Natura 2000 Network Day, the Union's main instrument for the conservation of biodiversity spread throughout the territory. Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas [...]

Life-Nature programme

IdroLIFE is financed from the EU financial instrument Life-Nature