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 in the world. It offers refuge to europe's most precious and threatened species and habitats. It includes Special Protection Area [...]

By |2021-05-21T11:05:14+02:00May 21st, 2021|events|0 Comments

Action D3: the monitoring systems at Prata dam and at Lake Tana are active!

Monitoring systems on the Toce River have recently been activated under Action D3 to assess the effectiveness of the Prata fish passage and of the Lake Tana fish passage. The evaluation of effectiveness is carried out through two monitoring systems: detection by PIT tag antenna and video-monitoring. The PIT tag (Passive Integrated Transponder) is [...]

By |2021-05-19T17:13:57+02:00May 19th, 2021|milestones|0 Comments

The fish ramp of the Migiandone Bridge is working!

The “boulder bar” fish ramp made at the discontinuity identified as "TOCE01 Briglia del Ponte di Migiandone" is in operation and, with this very suggestive video taken by the drone, we want to show you its operation. The realization of a work of this magnitude requires in-depth preliminary studies in order to achieve the [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:55:31+01:00February 1st, 2021|milestones|0 Comments

The “Paesaggio elettrico”

Today we want to offer you a video of the "Paesaggio elettrico" (electric landscape) reproduced in detail in a plastic exhibited at the Aquamondo of the Val Grande National Park. The type of hydroelectric plant reproduced is among the most frequent in our valleys and this IdroLIFE initiative aims to enhance its educational message [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:50:10+01:00January 20th, 2021|milestones|0 Comments

Fish passages on the River Toce: continue the work for the realization!

It is possible to observe the progress of works concerning the "Longitudinal connectivity restoration: Action C.4" thanks to the beautiful pictures taken by Marco Tessaro from the drone. The first picture shows the rock ramp at the Migiandone Bridge (Toce01 - Weir on River Toce at Migiandone Bridge) and the second shows the working [...]

By |2020-07-23T17:41:36+02:00July 23rd, 2020|milestones|0 Comments

The fish monitoring

The interventions of river restoration have to be done with appropriate environmental monitoring. The defragmentation of the artificial barriers, the restocking of some native species and the control of the invasive alien species, foreseen in the IdroLIFE Project, need adequate environmental investigations, before and after the intervention. The capture with electrofisher allows the temporary [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:07:33+02:00July 3rd, 2020|milestones|0 Comments

Control of invasive alien species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines as invasive alien species a species introduced outside of its natural distribution, which becomes problematic. The invasive alien species represent one of the most common threats for the biodiversity. The IdroLIFE Project foreseen the containment of the invasive alien species with a strong impact on [...]

By |2020-06-17T10:32:05+02:00June 17th, 2020|milestones|0 Comments

Longitudinal connectivity restoration

It is enough a gap of few meters to stop the flow of the fish in a river. Many human interventions have fragmented the watercourses with hydropower barriers and weirs in order to slow down the down flow of the water. The construction of bridges, like the Migiandone (Ornavasso) one, can create interruptions too, damaging [...]

By |2020-03-09T16:55:57+01:00March 9th, 2020|milestones|0 Comments

Monitoring of the Project visit

The visit for the monitoring of the Project IdroLIFE LIFE15 NAT/IT/000823 by the EU took place on February 20th and 21st in order to verify the progress of the works. During the two days  there was the chance even to visit the working sites of Lake Tana and Migiandone to check the status of [...]

By |2020-03-13T15:19:16+01:00February 22nd, 2020|milestones|0 Comments
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