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  • 14/11/2017 WFA LIFE and children of Forlimpopoli

    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.

  • 27/10/2017 Work with us: questionnaires are available

    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".

     

     

  • 03/11/2017 WFA LIFE at workshop about Mediterranean trout

    WetFlyAmphibia project LIFE will be present at the workshop "Protecting Mediterranean trout: initiatives and proposals for a proper water and invasive fisches management policy"organized by the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, which will be held at the Visit Center in Premilcuore (FC) on November 16th, with an intervention titled" Resettlement of fisches and conservation of amphibians in the Park: the WetFlyAmphibia Life project".
     
    Download the event program here.
  • 18/10/2017 Interventions in the Tuscan Park areas

    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:

    • Il Lago Refuge: reconstitution of a wetland with cutting of tree vegetation and restoration of the source for feeding the pond
    • Il Lago Rifuge: realization of a tank and a puddle. The area is one of the five repopulation sites of the Yellowbelly toad
    • Stradelli Farm: realization of a tank and 4 ponds. The area is one of the 5 sites of repopulation of Yellowbelly toad
    • Metaleto Camaldoli: shading of coniferous shadows and restoration of 5 ponds in the basin pool. The area is one of the 5 sites of repopulation of Yellowbelly toad
    • Camaldoli's Hermitage: shading of shady conifers and restoration of two ponds in the basin

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 10/10/2017 Ponds restoration at Pian d'Astura

    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.

  • 25/09/2017 Restoration at refuge Il Lago

    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.

  • 15/9/2017 Realization of interventions in Stradelli

    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.

                       

  • 31/08/2017 Rescue operations during the drought of 2017

    In recent months, some of the possible effects of climate change have also been observed in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park: a devastating drought, fires, puddled lakes, large rivers flowing in their wholeness. In July, ISPRA (Institute for Higher Protection and Environmental Research) published the annual report on "CLIMA Indicators in Italy for 2016". The report explains that in addition to the annual average temperature increase (+ 1.35 ° C) over the average of recent years, 2016 fell by 6% precipitation. For 2017, due to the high droughts experienced during the summer, there is a further worsening of these indicators.

    With the WetFlyAmphibia project in the summer of 2017, it took extraordinary steps to save some Yellowbelly toad’s breeding sites, which were heavily affected by this long drought.

    A rescue operation was carried out at Acquaviva in the town of Santa Sofia (FC). In this site there are drinking water tanks in which the presence of Yellowbelly toad has never been recorded due to the impossibility of amphibians to enter and exit the tanks. With the LIFE WFA project at the beginning of 2017, they were placed inside the tanks some stone stairs and, thanks to this small intervention, last spring was laid the first eggs. Unfortunately, drought has dried water in the tanks, so Park’s technicians and forestry carabineer have intervened to save the tadpoles that were born, collected and transported them to another site with a good water reserve where they could complete their metamorphosis.

  • 12/5/2017 WFA Project LIFE at LIFE & Foreste initiative

    On the 18th and 19th of May, 2017, LIFE WetFlyAMphibia will attend the most important network initiative for those LIFEs that have been dealing with forests in Italy.

    The "Compagnia delle Foreste" (Forest's Association) in collaboration with DREAM Italia organizes an event entirely dedicated to the Italian forestry LIFE projects in Florence for the 25th anniversary of the LIFE Program!

    It is an opportunity to thoroughly learn about the techniques and innovations by 10 members and supporters of these projects and to update, train and discuss with national and European representatives of relapses and prospects of the LIFE Program, as far as regards the forestry sector.

    For further information about the event, please check this out: http://www.lifeforeste25.it/ website.

    The event is free but you have to hurry up to sign in to be able to say "I was there." To sign in, go to http://www.lifeforeste25.it/





  • 17/02/2017- Meeting with the farmers of the pastures of Emilia-Romagna

     

    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 

  • 16/02/2017- Available for consult the technical documents of all the preparatory actions

    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:

    -Map of distribution of Bombina variegata, Salamandrina terdigitata, Triturus carnifex, Euplagia quadripunctaria * and Eriogaster catax

    -Procedures For breeding ex situ removals and Apennine yellow-bellied toad Bombina variegata,(Bonaparte, 1838) and salamander Savi Salamandrina perspicillata (Savi, 1821)

    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

     

     

  • 02/11 / 2016- LIFE WetFlyAmphibia in the training days of the group of Mountain Environment Protection of the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano)

     

    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

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    Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Bombina pachypus. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Bombina pachypus. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 8. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 8. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 2. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 2. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Euplagia quadripunctaria2

    Euplagia quadripunctaria2

  • Gorga Nera 3. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Gorga Nera 3. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Bombina pachypus 3. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Bombina pachypus 3. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Foto Francesco Lemma

    Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Euplagia quadripunctaria3

    Euplagia quadripunctaria3

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 4. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 4. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 7. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 7. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 5. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 5. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Bombina pachypus. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Bombina pachypus. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Euplagia quadripunctaria. Foto Fracesco Lemma

    Euplagia quadripunctaria. Foto Fracesco Lemma

  • Gorga nera. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Gorga nera. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Gorga Nera 2. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Gorga Nera 2. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Triturus carnifex. Foto Roberto Sauli

    Triturus carnifex. Foto Roberto Sauli

  • Foto Francesco Lemma2

    Foto Francesco Lemma2

  • Euplagia quadripunctaria

    Euplagia quadripunctaria

  • Foto Francesco Lemma4

    Foto Francesco Lemma4

  • Triturus carnifex. Foto Giovanni Cappelli

    Triturus carnifex. Foto Giovanni Cappelli

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 6. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 6. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Salamandrina perspicillata 3. Foto Francesco Lemma

    Salamandrina perspicillata 3. Foto Francesco Lemma

  • Foto Francesco Lemma3

    Foto Francesco Lemma3

  • Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Bombina pachypus. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 8. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Salamandrina perspicillata. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Bombina pachypus 2. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 2. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Euplagia quadripunctaria2
  • Gorga Nera 3. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Bombina pachypus 3. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Euplagia quadripunctaria3
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 4. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 7. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 5. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Bombina pachypus. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Euplagia quadripunctaria. Foto Fracesco Lemma
  • Gorga nera. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Gorga Nera 2. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Triturus carnifex. Foto Roberto Sauli
  • Foto Francesco Lemma2
  • Euplagia quadripunctaria
  • Foto Francesco Lemma4
  • Triturus carnifex. Foto Giovanni Cappelli
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 6. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Salamandrina perspicillata 3. Foto Francesco Lemma
  • Foto Francesco Lemma3
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