Project developed with the contribution of European Union LIFE financial instrument.
Welcome to the website of the project "Restoration of dry grasslands (Magredi) in four Natura 2000 Network sites of Friuli Lowland". The project is dedicated to the preservation of latest dry grasslands of Friuli lowlands - also called "Magredi" - to their restoration from abandoned farming lands or through scrub-clearing operations, allochthonous plant species control and rare and endangered species transplantation.
WHAT IS THE LIFE NATURA PROJECT?
The European Union has set a specific financial instrument called "LIFE + Nature & Biodiversity" which financially supports projects that pursue the objectives of biodiversity safeguard through the protection and restoration of endangered habitats and species. This instrument is a concrete support to the strengthening of the "Natura 2000" ecological network.
THE "MAGREDI" LIFE PROJECT
The Friuli Venezia Region - through his own Service who has specific responsibilities regarding the protection of biodiversity - is implementing a LIFE project for the protection of four Sites part of Natura 2000 network.
In addition to the redevelopment of degraded habitats inside the Special Protection Area "Magredi del Cellina" are expected many initiatives to recover habitats of "Greto Tagliamento" (Tagliamento riverbed), "Medio Tagliamento" (middle Tagliamento) and "Confluenza Torre Natisone" (Torre and Natisone rivers confluence) Special Protection Areas.
"Magredi del Cellina" SPA is an integral part of the larger protected area known as Special Protection Area "Magredi di Pordenone" for which in 2010-2011 a series of meeting for the definition of the management plan were held. In that regard one of the objectives of the project is to achieve the approval of the four Management Plans within the closing date of the project. Another important pillar concerns the information and dissemination initiatives including a specific educational project for schools.