Field trip to the action sites of the Mont Avic Natural Park

Between July 4th and 7th, 2023, a field trip to the action sites of the Mont Avic Natural Park took place, involving personnel from other Alpine protected areas. The trip gathered experts from different protected alpine regions to explore the action sites within the Mont Avic Natural Park. During these four days, the experts came together to study and collaborate on topics related to the conservation of the park and its ecosystems.

During the visit, the scientific and technical personnel of the project LIFE RESQUE ALPYR showed to the visiting staff of the Parc national du Mercantour and Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime some of the project action sites.

Techniques used within to remove the minnows from some lakes.

In particular, the first day was devoted to show the eradication techniques used within to remove the minnows from some lakes (Lakes Balena, Balena 3, and Leita) and the second day to those used to remove salmonids (Lake Nero-Miserin).

The final day was dedicated to an exchange of ideas and experiences among the participants, to understand the ecological pressure exerted by fishing activities in national parks and to discuss the conservation strategies adopted by the protected areas to stem the impacts of introduced fish.

Rocco Tiberti, one of the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR researchers explaining the project.