The Majella National Park, established in 1991, extends over 74,000 hectares in the green heart of Abruzzo, between the provinces of L’Aquila, Chieti and Pescara. Its compact territoryis gathered around the Majella massif, in which there are 7 state natural reserves and assets of great cultural interest. The plant species surveyed within it are over 2,100, a third of all Italian flora, while the animal species are around 150.
Agenzia FoReStas (Regional Forestry Agency for the Development of the Territory and Environment of Sardinia)
The Forestas Agency, the main public body that deals with forests and resource management in Sardinia, manages over 220,000 hectares of land, including sites of high naturalistic value. FORESTAS is engaged in forest and environmental management of mountain and coastal habitats, sustainable development in the Natura 2000 network, national and regional natural parks, civil protection, fire management, as well as research, innovation and knowledge transfer in sustainable forestry.
Public body that develops for 4,320 hectares along the channel of the river Vara and Magra and which also manages the SIC Parco Magra Vara, Piana della Magra, Montemarcello, Costa di Maralunga. The main role of the Park, as a single authority in the area, focuses on monitoring and controlling all the activities that take place in the river area.
It works in the service of citizens and institutions also in support of the policies of the Ministry of the Environment for the Protection of the Territory and the Sea. He is competent in the technical-scientific field for the prevention and protection of the environment. It coordinates the National System for Environmental Protection and acts internationally by collaborating with the European institutions.
Legambiente is the most wide spread environmental association in Italy. It carries out numerous awareness and information campaigns on environmental issues. It is active against environmental illegality, promotes solidarity and peace. It acts at local, national and European level to promote sustainable development, the green economy and adaptation to climate change.
Noesis European Development Consultingis a consulting and tecnica assistance firm in the field of Community policies and financing. Since 2006 it has been involved in the retrieval, decoding and dissemination of information, drafting of projects and budgets, coordination, management and reporting of projects financed by the Commission European Union and its agencies, as well as projects financed by the structural funds at regional and local level.
The Monti Sibillini National Park was founded in 1993 with the aim of guaranteeing the conservation and enhancement of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the area, while promoting the sustainability and development of the populations living in the park. It also aims to promote research, awareness raising and economic activities such as sustainable tourism.
The Pollino National Park extends between the provinces of Cosenza, Matera and Potenza. Its purpose is to protect habitats, the historical values of the environment, also through the promotion of sustainable activities. The institution is interested in various economic promotion activities and finances various environmental redevelopment activities.
The primary task of the institution is to safeguard the naturalistic value of the Park and to promote sustainable activities within it. In particular, the Park plays a role of protection and reconstruction of hydraulic and hydrogeological works for the conservation of animal and plant species.
The University of Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Italy. The research, training and consultancy activity in the various disciplines is organized into 16 Departments. The staff of the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology (DCBB) involved in the project carries out research on the ecology of freshwater fish and on the conservation and management of Italian fish fauna.