THE PROJECT IN BRIEF

Whether small or large, each species covers and plays a specific role in the ecosystem and thanks to its role helps it maintain its vital balance: this is why protecting biodiversity means strengthening our ecosystem.. The LIFE Project Nat.Sal.Mo has as its main objective to guarantee the recovery and conservation of the Mediterranean trout (Salmo macrostigma) and its habitat in the Biferno and Volturno river basins in the Molise region with the application of innovative techniques and participatory governance tools. S. macrostigma trout is endemic to the Mediterranean area and its conservation status is currently considered as "vulnerable" in Europe and "in danger of extinction" in Italy.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

Project approved under the LIFE Program for the Environment and Climate Action 2014-2020 (Sub-program: Environment - Priority sector: Nature and Biodiversity).

NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY

Recover the genetic integrity of the native populations of S. macrostigma threatened by introgressive hybridization with Atlantic strains and encourage the natural reproduction of native wild specimens.

ENVIRONMENT

Protect and restore the functionality of the habitats, such as river connectivity and the quality of the reproduction areas, promoting the ecological connection between the SCIs in the two Biferno and Volturno river basins.

DATA ANALYSIS

Update the current fishing rules after careful collection and evaluation of the biological, ecological and ethological characteristics of the native salmonid populations of the two main Molise basins.

AWARENESS

To actively involve the population, local associations and the direct users of river resources to generate a positive socio-economic return and an increase in environmental awareness.

SUSTAINABILITY

Promote the adoption of participatory governance tools to ensure the sustainability of conservation measures applied both during the project and after its end.

SYNERGY AND TRANSFERABILITY OF RESULTS

Establish a close collaboration between partners to transfer the innovative methodologies applied and developed in Molise waters during the project in similar contexts, both in Italy and in other EU Member States. Creating a participatory model of recovery and management of natural resources in Molise that can also be adopted by administrations and bodies in the rest of Europe.

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PARTNERS

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Project realized with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 NAT / IT / 000547]

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