It was held at the headquarters of the Community of the Park a meeting with the dealers of the State Property pastures of Emilia-Romagna Region, as part of the action C1.
The meeting was an opportunity to inform dealers of the pastures on the project and initiate the planned measures for the conservation of target species, with particular regard to Apennine yellow-bellied toad.
They will indeed be those who run the state-owned pastures and still operate a trade agro-pastolare inside the Park to make direct interventions for the conservation of species.
This will involve them directly on this action and raise awareness on the issues of conservation of amphibians in the project over the entire Park
|Foto: Roberto Sauli|
In the section “Products” of the site you can download all the technical documents produced as part of the A1, A2 and A3 actions.
Under Action A1 it was produced two documents that include the four planned deliverables:
As for the action A2 one document contains the three deliverables foreseen (Cartography of harvesting areas of species of flora, the summary document of the environmental and climatic characteristics of all of the action intervention areas C1 and species Roster reproduce and preserve the germplasm bank)
Finally, under the action A3 it was produced a first technical document for the concrete implementation of the action C1 with the priorities of the recipient PNFC, CFS and UMCASEN
Presentazione del progetto.
Foto: Marcello Miozzo
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, the group of Mountain Environment Protection of the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) made a detailed visit of the National Park, the LIFE WetFlyAmphibia project, was presented and illustrated together the Eremita and MIPP LIFE.
The CCTAM (Central Commission for Mountain Environment Protection) of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) was established in 1984 and is committed to the protection of mountain environment and to develop a suitable mountain culture.
The group that had the basis to the refuge of Pian Rocchi in Fiumicello (FC) had the opportunity to know in depth the various projects to safeguard biodiversity in the National Park, including the LIFE WetFLyAmphibia which was presented in the theoretical session Saturday being also part of the "biodiversity games" organized by the park.
Visita alle aree di intervento.
Foto: Marcello Miozzo
Sunday was held a guided hike in the project intervention areas in Bucine and Campora areas (FC). Participants had the opportunity to observe different types of intervention, including the renovation of fountains, the recovery of wetlands and the creation of new areas. In the excursion they were also attended by technicians of the project LIFE Eremita who explained the project tracking methods.
The two days were a great opportunity to the dissemination of the project between persons which may constitute communicators of it.
Gruppo TAM in visita alle aree d'intervento.
Foto: Marcello Miozzo
The work on the reconstruction of the Wetlands Metaleto and Prato al Fiume (Eremo di Camaldoli) and Podere Stradelli have began.
|I confini del SIC IT5180018 con le aree di intervento|
In these areas will be implemented operations for the restoration or creation of wetlands for amphibians, associated with interventions on vegetation to improve the lighting conditions of the sites.
The Metaleto area (s.l.m. 898 m) is located near the Monastery of Camaldoli, in the town of Poppi (AR). CFS will actuate on two locations: the first concerns the arrangement of a wetland and the second the implementation of a dual-function fountain (for watering horses and wetland for amphibians).
The area of Prato al Fiume (1060 m s.l.m.) is located near the Eremo di Camaldoli, in the town of Poppi (AR). It is a meadow inside a fir and beech forest that, in time, has greatly reduced the free space compared. Interventions of CFS are of three types: reconstitution wetland, woodland and cutting arrangement of the stream weir.
The area of Pode Stradelli (822 m s.l.m. ) is located in the town of Chiusi della Verna (AR), at Stradelli farm. It is an area of pastureland present, characterized by the presence of a small ditch, left tributary of the Archiano River. UMCASEN provide the construction of a fountain with basins for watering and for amphibians and the realization of some small wetlands on the lawn.
The works constitute the first phase of operations in the Tuscan side of the park which will be added other interventions the next spring.
|Interventi di taglio a Metaleto. Foto: Marcello Miozzo|
On 20 October the television program Linea Verde recorded a service on the Foreste Casentinesi National Park which will include a section of WetFlyAmphibia project. The crew of the program has been in an area of intervention where they are in process the reconstitution of a wet area.
The service will be on air in RAI 1 the 6th November.
On 20 and 21 July 2016 it was held the first public conference of the project. The conference, that was very interesting for the topics covered, was attended by about 40 people.
In the two-day conference they were held three working sessions, two inside the room of the bicycle at the museum of wool of Stia (AR) and one in the various project areas.
1) Presentation of the project and specific scientific interventions related to this:
|- Sandro Piazzini (PNFC) - Conservation status of the target amphibians and butterflies populations of the project||Download pdf|
|- Pezzi G., Buldrini F., Cavalletti D., Pitoia F., Scandellone & Chiarucci A.(UNIBO) - Plant species, habitats and landscapes: some initial considerations||download pdf|
|- Vito Santarcangelo (progetto LIFE ARUPALIFE)- The reproduction and reintroduction programs of Bommbina pachypus within the Project ARUPALIFE||download pdf|
|- Thomas Abeli (UNIPV) - Reintroduction and strengthening plant species functional to the reintroduction of amphibians||dowload pdf|
|- Davide Alberti (PNFC) Marcello Miozzo (DREAM) - LIFE WET FLY AMPHIBIA project contents||download pdf|
2) Network between LIFE projects and discussion on how to transfer the practical experience in the management
Vito Santarcangelo- LIFE+O8 NAT/IT/000372 ARUPALIFE download pdf
Andrea Agapito Ludovici - LIFE14 IPE/IT/000018 — GESTIRE download pdf
Lars Briggs- LIFE14 NAT DE 000171 - Auenamphibien download pdf
Roberto Fabbri - LIFE14 NAT/ IT / 000209 - Eremita download pdf
3) Visit to the project intervention areas
Within the project WetFlyAmpbia, dissemination material was producted, a brochure, a A3 poster and two roll-up.
If you are interested in having the material (brochure and poster) or are interested in having the roll-up for exhibitions or presentations you can request them to theNational Park, writing an email to davide.alberti@parcoforestecasentinesi.
Here you can download the material in pdf:
On 20 and 21 July 2016 will be held the first public conference of the project. The conference will be held in the Sala del museo della bicicletta at the Lanificio di Stia, Stia (AR).
The activities will be divided into three working sessions:
1 Presentation of the project and specific scientific interventions related to this
2 Network between LIFE projects and discussion about how to transfer the practical experience in the management
3 Visit to two areas of project intervention
The program can be downloaded HERE.
Foto: Francesco Lemma
The next Thursday, April 14, the LIFE WetFLyAmphibia project will participate in the Update day for guides and operators of the information structures of the National Park, the lessons will be take place at Centro Culturale Sandro Pertini of Santa Sofia (FC). The course is organized by the Foreste Casentinesi National Park.
The program can be downloaded at the following link: Giornata aggiornamento GAE.pdf
|Foto: Andrea Pollini|
From the 18 to the 20 of March was held the second volunteer session dedicated to amphibians (volunteer project coordinated by the Coop. Inquiete).
At the volunteer experience participated four person came from different parts of Italy, they were accompanied by a coordinator
The weather was good and allowed them to create two new breeding sites for the yellowbelly toad in the area of Lavacchio in the municipality of Santa Sofia.
These volunteers have had the opportunity to gain a deeper insight of the project through a presentation by David Alberti of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park.
The last day they could visit the breeding sites of the amphibians and they saw eggs and some specimens of crested newt.
This was the last volunteer session dedicated to amphibians for this year, but 15-17 of July will be held a session dedicated to the butterflies of the WetFlyAmphibia project.
Regulations and application form can be downloaded from the website www.parcoforestecasentinesi.it or from the special section of the forum site http://foreste.casentinesi.