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Life+ Projects increasing ecological connections along the Alps-Apennines corridor and in Lapland

Nov 30, 2011 / CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
In the frame of the LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity programme 2010 two projects regarding ecological connectivity have been implemented. The objective of the project in Lombardy, Italy, is to increase the functionality of the ecological corridor between the Alps and the Apennines.
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One of the expected results of the project along the Alps-Apennines corridor is to restore existing wetlands and create new ones. © Gesellschaft für ökologische Forschung
The project area covers some 15 000 ha and includes 14 Natura 2000 sites. The project improved environmental quality and removed problems related to the crossing of artificial barriers.
The overall objective of the project in South-west Lapland is to increase ecological connectivity and establish a green infrastructure that will improve the vitality and coherence of the Natura 2000 network and raise the biodiversity of the forests in the project area.

Further information on the projects is available in the brochure Nature & Biodiversity. Projects 2010 on: (pages 19 and 40)