Ripristino di ecosistemi acquatici nelle aree protette di Alpi e Pirenei

LIFE RESQUE ALPYR, a new European project to restore and preserve the aquatic ecosystems of the Pyrenees and the Alps

Last Saturday, May 28, the presentation of the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project took place at the Ecomuseum of the Valls d’Àneu (Esterri d’Àneu). The event was attended by Pere Ticó, Mayor of Esterri d’Àneu; Salvador Tomàs, Mayor of Lladorre; Marc Vilahur, General Director of Environmental Policy and Natural Environment; Josep Queró, President of the Alt Pirineu Natural Park and Marc Ventura, researcher at the Blanes Center for Advanced Studies of the Spanish National Research Council (CEAB-CSIC) and coordinator of the project.

LIFE RESQUE ALPYR, which began last January and will last 5 years, aims at recovering mountain aquatic habitats improving conservation of several target habitats/species in four Nature 2000 sites from the alpine biogeographical regions of the Pyrenees (NE Spain) and the Alps (NW Italy)

The action areas are the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park and the Alt Pirineu Natural Park in the Catalan Pyrenees, and the Natural Parks of Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic in the Italian Alps.

The project will involve an investment of 4.7 million euros, of which 60% (2.8 million euros) will be contributed by the European Union.