Thinning conifers to make way for native species, the Carabinieri Biodiversity project begins
Renaturalization of reforestation using alligator conifers for a guided nature reserve ”Mount Vilino“It will be launched in the coming days, thanks to the cooperation of the municipal administration in Massa Dalb and exceptional financing of Ministry of Environmental Transformation tome Biodiversity of carabineers In order to promote the implementation of conservation measures for the areas of the Natura 2000 network of the European Union.
“Monte Velino” State Reserve (protecting 3,500 hectares of land for almost 35 years, with exceptional ecological values, including 10 habitats of European importance, 600 plant species and almost all types of vertebrates typical of the Apennines) is in fact included in the special reserve Conservation area IT7110206 “Monte Sirente and Monte Velino” and in the special conservation area IT7110130 “Sirente Velino”, both of which are part of the vast network of protected areas of the European Union ” Natura 2000 ”.
To improve the natural and conservation status of habitat of priority concern EU 6210 * (secondary dry grasslands) and rare species of Orchidaceae Himantoglossum adriaticum (protected under the EU Habitat Directive), resaturation works reforestation days will begin in the coming years with scattered conifers (mostly black pines) present on the territory of the reserve and widespread on the southwest slope of Vilino, which represents a threat to the ecological balance and a factor constant risk of fire. by progressive thinning of conifers Space and light will be left for Native species, which will have the opportunity to recolonize related areas. Faced with the loss of trees totally foreign to the ecological context, fragile and vulnerable to any adversity, there will be an expansion of areas characterized by natural habitats, capable of ensuring the functions of ecosystems and of optimally resisting any threat. .
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