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Completed the works on the Rio Caprionero 19 Jul

Completed the works on the Rio Caprionero

The Caprionero stream is an important tributary of the Volturno river, where native trout usually go to reproduce. As is known, near Sant’Eusanio, it was interrupted in its continuity by a waterfall of about one meter jump and by an artificial section in reinforced concrete box without any shelter for the ascent of the fish…

NatSalMo to the children 09 Jul

NatSalMo to the children

Last Friday, the second NatSalMo appointment dedicated to young people was held at the Galassport sports center in Campobasso, as part of the summer camps organized by the structure’s educators. During the meeting, through the projection of images and the game, the objectives of the project were first explained, after which various issues were addressed…

Nat.Sal.Mo. in local schools 22 Jun

Nat.Sal.Mo. in local schools

The Covid-19 pandemic and the various consequent lockdowns had kept us away from schools, forcing us to completely reshape the training offer that we had planned at the beginning of the project. But we managed to do something, even if with great difficulty, and the result makes us very proud. On April 16, in fact,…

World Environment Day 2021 05 Jun

World Environment Day 2021

The theme of this year’s Environment Day is the “Restoration of Ecosystems”, with the aim of preventing, stopping and reversing the damage inflicted on the planet’s ecosystems, thus trying to move from the exploitation of nature to its healing. And with World Environment Day 2021, the United Nations officially launches the United Nations Decade for…

The mimicry of the trout of Molise 26 May

The mimicry of the trout of Molise

The river habitat is pure dynamism. Nothing stands still. The play of light and shadow, of dazzling reflections and shady branches, creates the dynamic background within which the trout live. And the speckling and zebra pattern of the Molise trout is not only to be read in a static way, because depending on the colors…

LIFE NatSalMo at Agri_For_Food 14 May

LIFE NatSalMo at Agri_For_Food

Agri_For_Food 2021, the scientific orientation and study initiative conceived by Unimol for the promotion of degree courses in “green sciences”, ended yesterday with the awarding of innovative ideas in the agri-food and forestry sectors, Now in its third edition, on 12 May it also hosted our project, objectives, activities, and the results of which were…

Males guarding reproduction bed at the sources of the Biferno 29 Apr

Males guarding reproduction bed at the sources of the Biferno

At the sources of the Biferno, among the tufts of aquatic plants, the trout dig their own beds of scrub, bringing to light the white gravel. The individuals seen in the video are mostly males manning the breeding site and fighting for the best position while waiting for the female. The female is present and…

Searching for male breeding specimens 12 Apr

Searching for male breeding specimens

Sometimes we go in search of reproducers through the electro-fishing. This happens, for example, in the side courses of the Volturno where it is not possible to anchor fixed capture stations due to the high risk of floods. During these activities we go both in search of marked specimens and specimens to tag, in order…

The Lorda stream in Castelpizzuto 29 Mar

The Lorda stream in Castelpizzuto

Between the end of February and the beginning of March, the eradication of alien trout and subsequent sowing of 8,000 eggs and newly hatched larvae of native Mediterranean trout took place in the upper section of the Lorda stream near the Municipality of Castelpizzuto. The Municipality of Castelpizzuto has decided to actively support our project,…

Fertilization by doses of frozen semen 24 Mar

Fertilization by doses of frozen semen

The material stored in our cryobank is always available and ready for use. It allows us to always have the semen of dozens of genotyped native males available to fertilize the eggs of the females captured in the fixed stations. In the video we are in one of the side stations of the Volturno and…