A.1 | Environmental and engineering analysis of the intervention sites and infrastructure planning.
Preliminary environmental study and creation of a detailed database of the floristic/faunal composition of the intervention areas along with analysis of water quality and sediments.
Engineering analysis and development of the executive projects for naturalization works (action C.2).
- A.1.1 – Analysis of waters and sediments
- A.1.2 – Analysis of fauna
- A.1.3 – Analysis of flora
- A.1.4 – Engineering analysis and work project drawings
A.2 | Evaluation of GonaConTM immunovaccine effectiveness
Development of the experimental procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of the GonaConTM immunovaccine on Myocastor coypus.
C.1 | Realization and maintenance of a nursery dedicated to native aquatic and hydrophilic plants
Design and construction of a nursery for collecting plant material of native local species and for their reproduction and propagation.
C.2 | Ecological regeneration of the canal network through the creation of renaturalized points.
Realization of 9 sites of ecological importance along the canals through activities designed to redefine the morphology of canal banks and the realization of humid lowlands that are hydrologically connected to the canal.
C.3 | Ecological regeneration of canals and creation of connections between the intervention sites and the Natura 2000 Network
Management of canals and enhancement of their potential as ecological connectors by means of targeted interventions on vegetation, application of different mowing techniques and introduction of aquatic plant species.
C.4 | Direct control of Invasive Alien Species (IAS)
Control of invasive alien species in canals: intensive collection of the Louisiana crawfish (Procambarus clarkii), targeted application of the provincial coypu (Myocastor coypus) management protocol and in-field experimentation of the immunovaccine (action A.2).
C.5 | Participatory process for an integrated territorial and IAS management plan
Creation of cooperation roundtables for the involvement of local authorities and stakeholders in formulating a common management plan for the territory and in the drafting of a biosecurity protocol to combat IAS.
C.5.1 – Development of a participatory strategy
C.5.2 – Implementation of the participatory process and open forum activities in order to develop an integrated management plan, with the final drafting of an IAS biosecurity protocol
C.5.3 – Citizen science activities
D.1 – D.2 | Monitoring of performance indicators and impacts of ecological regeneration activities.
Actions to monitor the direct and indirect effects on the ecosystem following conservation activities and their socio-economic impacts.
D.1.1 – Monitoring of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
D.1.2 – Monitoring of socio-economic impacts
E.1 – E2 | Communication and Networking Activities
Communication and dissemination activities concerning project actions and results as well as the creation of synergies with interested entities.