Equilibri ecologici - Restoration of ecological balance for conserving the habitats of species of Community interest
The main project objective was to restore the ecological balance of the Valle Santa and Valle Campotto wetland situated in the intensively cultivated Emilia-Romagna plain, in Italy. The project principal achievement included the adoption of the site management plan focusing on the regulation of human activities and specially the proper management of humid lawns. In particular project actions included the restoration and monitoring of water courses and permanent wetlands, eradication and control of alien animal species, restoration of hydraulic structures, re-naturalisation of 2 ha of agricultural plots, an exhaustive monitoring programme of the fauna and flora and ecological characteristics of the project area, water quality monitoring. Furthermore, the project implemented an awareness-raising campaign that included the realisation of guided visits, the production and distribution of leaflets and a website.