Fortore 2005 - Urgent conservation actions for Fortore River pSCI
The aim of the project was to achieve an overall improvement of the Fortore riverâ€™s environmental state (in southern Italy) and to foster a sustainable use of the land. Measures were taken to restore the threatened and degraded habitats by drawing up a management plan with the River Authority, restoring the river bed and afforesting native species. The project also fostered farmers to adopt eco-friendly practices and raise public awareness of the vital role of the river. By raising the ecological quality of the water, the project also contributed to actuating the 2000/60/CE water framework Directive, whose ultimate objective was to reach a â€˜good statusâ€™ of river waters by 2015.