New biogreographical process for the Alpine Region - Preparatory workshop
Schladming, June 10th -11st 2013
Giorgio Vacchiano from DBIOS participated at the preparatory workshop of New Biogreographical process for alpine biogeographycal region. The workshop was coordinated by members of the EU-Life committee, with the participation of 20 representatives of Life projects funded between 2009 and 2012 in Italy, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Austria and Germany.
The projects were selected among those ongoing, interesting 22 habitats chosen as the goal of the New Biogreographical process under the following categories: forests, grasslands, wetlands, and freshwater.
The purpose of the meeting was to gather the experiences of Life projects in terms of (1) problems emerged, and (2) management practices in these habitats. The pointed out solutions will be used to inform the participants at the seminar of the New Biogreographical process that will take place in Graz June 12 to 14, 2013, and for the preparation of management guidelines.
The meeting took place in a constructive and informal atmosphere. On June 10, was presented the purpose of the New Biogreographical process for the Alpine region. 4 study cases were also presented in detail concerning LIFE projects in forests, grasslands, wetlands, and freshwater. The latter (the restoration of functions of ecosystem in Enn river) has been discussed during a field visit on June 11: measures put in place in three strategic points of the watercourse for renaturalization and improvement of flora (floodplain forests) and fauna (fish or not) were illustrated.