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The 2015 monitoring activities of the LIFE Carabus project were started last May. Despite the unusual snowfalls were placed traps to fall in the study areas to capture the animals for the radiotelemetric study and the breeding.
At these moments it is proceeding with the radiotelemetric studies in managed beech forests. Now 10 radiolabeled carabus are followed, the results are being good.
Recently kicked off the experiment of breeding of the species in the nursery, which was equipped with air conditioning and the first larvae are born.
The guide visits of tourist continue.In the photo, a group from Val Sesia who visited the areas affected by the LIFE project and the nursery.




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  • Programme LIFE+

Carabus olympiae, steno-endemic species of Val Sessera, lives in a very small area within forest habitats. In the last century the species was threatened with extinction by collectors, but thanks to the characteristics of the habitat in which they live, that can provide shelter and food, this insect was able to overcome the phases of the population regression.



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LIFE+ is a financial instrument to support environmental policy of the European Community, adopted for the first time in 1992. The LIFE + program is divided into three major areas of action: Nature and Biodiversity, Environmental policies and government of the territory, Communication and Information.

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21 giugno 2013 - work-shop LIFE CARABUS

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