During the photographic exhibition "Pietro Zangheri's Romagna ", organized by the "Scholastic Institute E. Rosetti" in Forlimpopoli (FC) from 6th to 10th November 2017, WETFLYAMPHIBIA LIFE PROJECT met the children of IIIB, IC, IIIC and VC grades. A educational laboratory was set up in the Don Milani ex-gym, to talk about amphibians and to teach children the activities of our project.
The European project LIFE WetFlyAmphibia also aims to monitor the services offered to tourists, hikers, local communities and agri-pastoral workers, with reference both to the actions taken and to the protected area of national Park. In order to help collect this data and to improve the services offered, some questionnaires were created for stakeholders. The questionnaires are free of charge and are available on "Contacts - Work with us".
Some of the interventions of the LIFE project WETFLYAMPHIBIA for the conservation of amphibians have already been implemented on the Tuscan areas of the National Park between 2016 and 2017. The following video shows these actions:
Executive design and work direction was followed by DREAM. The interventions at the Il Lago and Stradelli were carried out by UMCASEN, while those in Camaldoli and in Eremo by CFS.
Work in progress within the National Park of Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna for the restoration of amphibians reproductive sites. A warm thanks to the volunteers of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, which helped us to enlarge the almost vanished ponds near Pian d'Astura, which are important breeding sites for the yellowbelly toad.
The restoration work of Il Lago, a humid area existing near the homonymous shelter along the road leading to Vitareta, has begun. The pond represents a suitable environment for the preservation of the Yellowbelly toad and the Italian crested newt, unfortunately over the years the water level and the size of the pond have been considerably reduced, so much so that only a large puddle is observed today. The work in progress consists in operations to increase the level in the depression and to allow even longer water time to stretch. In addition, as the Yellowbelly toad needs sunny environments, it is necessary to cut the trees that shade the area.
The area of intervention is located in locality Stradelli (822 m. S.l.m.), in the municipality of Chiusi della Verna (AR). It is a pasture area near an agricultural ruin, characterized by the presence of a small trench, the tributary left of the Archiano Creek. In 2015, some interventions were carried out to facilitate the colonization by amphibians, through the creation of a puddle and the decompression of a surface portion. In 2017, further work was carried out, located in the pasture area, upstream and downstream of the runway, and near the ditch. A new watering holes was made of a group of four tanks, of which the largest can be used for the watering and the other three specifications for amphibians. The tanks are equipped of external and internal rims to allow entry and exit of amphibians. There were also maded 3 other puddles on the grazing area near the watering holes. The 4 ponds were fenced to protect them from the wild boars entrances.
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