The Life Programme promotes and encourages the relationships that can be created between national and European projects through networking. Networking is an activity for the exchange of information, experience and best practices through a specific action between the different actors involved in projects that share themes, methodologies, objectives and stakeholders. This exchange also takes place through the carrying out of visits to the places of the projects identified for this specific action. This section of the site is dedicated to the presentation of the projects with which LIFEEL carries out networking activities and to the story of the meetings carried out.

Networking is going on with the following projects

LIFE Ticino Biosource (Italy)

Life Ticino Biosource – LIFE15 NAT/IT/000989  1/10/2016 – 31/07/2021

The naturalness of an ecosystem could be measured by the presence of different habitats, flora and fauna: this expression, called biodiversity, is given by the richness of native species and habitats, their abundance and and their status of conservation. The improvement of biodiversity in Ticino Park is the main aim of LIFE project “Ticino Biosource”.

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EEL TREK (Azores)

The project aims to complement scientific knowledge about ocean migration and the breeding behavior of the European eel, thanks to the release of migrating eels fitted with satellite tags. The collaboration is aimed at identifying the best techniques for satellite tracking and for the exchange of data on migration.

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LIFE ÁGUEDA (Portogallo)

Life Águeda – LIFE16 ENV/PT/000411

LIFE Agueda’s intervention area is located in the central region of Portugal, in the Vouga river basin. The project’s main objective is the elimination of hydro-morphological pressures towards the reestablishment of conditions for a Good Ecological Status, as required by the Water-Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC) and River Basin Management Plans. This will be achieved by means of:

  1. Eliminating or mitigating river discontinuity, effectively ensuring the recovery and re-naturalization of river habitats for migratory fish populations;
  2. Promoting the re-naturalization of marginal riparian habitats, by reducing terrestrial habitats degradation and controlling invasive alien species (IAS) (in agreement with the European Biodiversity Strategy);
  3. Promoting sustainable fisheries management of anadromous fish populations, by engaging professional fishermen, and creating market differentiation and fish valorization (increase value to decrease fishing pressure over resources);
  4. Ensuring stakeholders engagement and compatibility of ecosystem uses.

The shared actions will be: eel passages and an App for tracking the eels caught

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