01 Oct Inauguration of the LIFE A-MAR NATURA2000 project dedicated to the enhancement of marine areas of the Natura 2000 network
Edited by Giulia Luzi
The project LIFE A-MAR NATURA2000 [LIFE20 GIE/IT/001352] is dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of marine areas of the Natura 2000 network, launched today (should put the date) and will conclude on October 1, 2025. The belief behind the idea of the project is that “if we know and love the N2000 marine sites we will aim higher and take the right precautions to better protect them”.
Below are the many regions of Europe in which project Life A-Mar Natura 2000 will be implemented: Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’ Azur, Corse, Ionia Nisia, Sterea Ellada, Sicily, Sardinia, Puglia, Marche, Liguria, Lazio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Veneto, Molise, Malta, Cataluna, Comunidad valenciana, Murcia, Baleares, Andalucia and the entire coastal area of Albania.
The objectives of the major awareness and information project is to create awareness about several threats to the biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea:
💧 pollution of waters and coastlines, by marine litter, plastics, abandoned fishing gear;
💧 unsustainable fishing practices, directly impacting species and habitats;
💧 unsustainable tourism, caused by environmentally unfriendly behavior by different categories of tourists and certain tourism sectors, directly impact species and habitats
💧 lack of knowledge about the existence of environmental and socio-economic benefits of the Natura 2000 Network;
💧 lack of scientific and technical knowledge about the status of species and their habitats leading to a lack of effective management plans.
The communication campaign, coordinated and carried out by Triton, in collaboration with the project partners, foresees the involvement of many stakeholders who have a real or potential impact, both direct and indirect, on species and habitats of the marine areas involved: fishermen, shipping companies, local and non-local entrepreneurs, who profit directly from the resources of the sea. Therefore, have an interest in maintaining a balance in the presence of species and food interest; tourism operators; boaters, divers, professional or recreational, managing bodies of protected areas and marine sites of the Natura 2000 Network, residents, tourists, nature photographers, sailors, environmental educators, nature guides, researchers and technicians, environmentalists and animal activists.
Triton’s partners in the project are Federparchi, as the leader, Fundaciòn Biodiversidad, Lipu ODV and among the co-financiers are Asinara National Park, the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and the Cinque Terre National Park.
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