Case study:LIFE+ “Sipontine Wetlands”

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Location: 41° 34' 42", 15° 53' 5"
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Project overview

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Status In progress
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Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Land use management - agriculture, Monitoring, Water quality
Country Italy
Main contact forename Maurizio
Main contact surname Marrese
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Contact organisation web site http://http://www.lifezoneumide.it/english/
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Project summary

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The objective of the LIFE project “Sipontine Wetlands” is to achieve full environmental restoration of the area involved and, at the same time, to raise awareness on the issues of wetland protection and extension as well as on wetland priority habitats.

The Sipontine marshes are the second most important Italian wetlands. Their importance not only stems from their size and variety of habitats, but also from their central geographic position, bridging the east and west of the Mediterranean basin.

Monitoring surveys and results

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In progress. The environmental characteristics of the site are determined, above all, by the presence of many habits. Three of these are targeted by the project: 1150* “Coastal Lagoons”, 1510 “Mediterranean salt steppes”, 2270*. Wooded Dunes with Pinus pinea and/ or Pinus pinaster and sites which are suitable for the restoration of habitat 2250*, Coastal Dunes with Juniperus spp.”

The project activities will be carried out in the SCI “Capitanata wetlands” (IT9110005) and in the SPA “Marshes in the Gulf of Manfredonia” (IT9110007). The mosaic of habitats in the project area renders the site especially suitable for the presence of numerous animal species invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) of significant conservation interest. The added value of the project lies in increasing the availability of suitable habitats for the nesting, overwintering and resting during migration of birds through environmental restoration works. These works make a significant contribution to the recovery of wetland environments in Southern Italy.

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