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The First results of Bird Monitoring at the 20th Italian Ornithology Conference

From 26th to 29th of September 2019 the avifauna experts from ISPRA Ozzano presented the results of the ante operam monitoring phase of the project Life Lagoon Refresh to the XX CIO (Italian Ornithology Conference) held in Naples, at the National Society of Sciences, Letters and Arts, the Royal Mineralogical Museum, the Society of Naturalists and the beautiful monumental complex of Donnaregina.

The conference, organized by CISO, Centro Italiano Studi Ornitologici, and by Ardea onlus, saw the participation of 230 registered ornithologists, coming from all over Italy and foreigners, curious and professionals.The conference was characterized by 3 lectio magistralis of authoritative international researchers, numerous high-level talks, as many symposia and round tables on the world of ornithology at 360 degrees. LIFE Lagoon Refresh was present at all three intense days of activity, also presenting a scientific contribution (downloadable here) in which the mission of the project, the objectives and, as regards birds, the target species and the first analysis of the data collected during the initial year of the project (2018) were explained.

For the first year of ante operam monitoring, there are more than 6000 records registered in 12 exits, among which 5400 are aquatic birds. There are 79 contacted species, of which 40 species belonging to the aquatic group: 16 species in Annex I to the Birds Directive, contacted at least once during exits, 7 target species for the project for both water birds and reed sparrows.

 

 

EDU DAY 2019

 

 

 

     

LIFE Lagoon Refresh provides, among the dissemination activities, some update seminars for middle and high school teachers, through which knowledge and information will be transfer from teachers to their students.

On September 9th, 2019 in Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del '700 the EDU DAY was held, an event organized by the Venice Civic Museums Foundation to present the activities to teachers of elementary and middle schools in Veneto Region. With more than 500 registered teachers, the Life Lagoon Refresh and workshops, offered for free with availability limit by our Project, were presented.
For further information about the workshops and activities,  download the extract of the program  offered by MUVE.

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NEWSLETTER n.1 LIFE LAGOON REFRESH

 

The first Newsletter is now available on the web site, section  Download-newsletter  (Italian Language only). The Newsletter is divided in macro arguments  (sections) concerning planning of works and their realization, monitoring and dissemination activities, and networking from the beginning of the project until today.

Each newsletter will report the Project general description as introduction, and a thematic detail sheets at the end, with the aim of addressing several issues strictly connect to the Project.

The Newsletter no.1  delves into the Coastal Lagoon Habitat 1150*, that is  one of the target habitat of the Project.

  The first Newsletter is now available on the web site, section  Download-newsletter  (Italian Language only). The Newsletter is divided in macro arguments  (sections) concerning planning of works and their realization, monitoring and dissemination activities, and networking from the beginning of the project until today. Each newsletter will report the Project general description as introduction, and a thematic detail sheets at the end, with the aim of addressing several issues strictly connect to the Project. The Newsletter no.1  delves into the Coastal Lagoon Habitat 1150*, that is  one of the target habitat of the Project.

Life Lagoon Refresh presented at the LIFE CONVIVE Seminar

On 25-26 October 2018, the seminar  “GESTIÓN Y MANEJO DE HUMEDALES COSTEROS EN EL MARCO DE PROYECTOS LIFE” organized by LIFE CONVIVE, was held in Soano (Arnuero, Cantabria, Spain).  The organizers from SEO/Bird LIFE kindly invited our Project Leader (dr. Rossella Boscolo Brusà, ISPRA) to perform an oral presentation entitled “Coastal lagoon habitat and species recovery by restoring the salt gradient increasing fresh water input”, describing the LIFE LAGOON REFRESH aims, objectives and actions.

During the seminar, several LIFE projects regarding wetlands were depicted by delegates from LIFE PALUDICOLA, LIFE ANILLO VERDE, LIFE MIERALIFE EBRO-ADMICLIM,LIFE ALBUFERA and obviously LIFE CONVIVE, the masters of the house.

For the occasion, LIFE CONVIVE also presented the Management Plan for the coastal lagoons of Tinamenor, Joyel and Victoria.
Interesting insights emerged during the Round Table "Will coastal wetlands survive without management 

measures?"
A field visit to Joyel Marshes and the Victoria Lagoon completed the seminar. Thank to that participants could observe the actions implemented by the LIFE CONVIVE project to improve the conservation of these Natura 2000 sites.

 

Gracias de nuevo por la invitación y la maravillosa oportunidad de Networking!

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Life Lagoon Refresh presented at the 2nd International Conference “COWM- CITIZEN OBSERVATORIES FOR NATURAL HAZARDS AND WATER MANAGEMENT

The Life Lagoon Refresh participated at the 2nd International Conference  “COWM- CITIZEN OBSERVATORIES FOR NATURAL HAZARDS AND WATER MANAGEMENT - 2018”, organized by Distretto Alpi Orientali, in Venice, 27-30 November 2018.

On 27 November 2018 the oral presention “LIFE LAGOON REFRESH. Ecological restoration in Venice Lagoon (Italy): concrete actions supported by numerical modeling and stakeholder involvement” was performed during the Session “Communities involvement in Environmental Management”, in the stunning baroque setting of Palazzo Labia.

Partecipation at the SER Europe Conference 2018 – Restoration in the Era of Climate Change

The LIFE project Lagoon Refresh was presented at the SER Europe Conference 2018, held in Reykjavik (Iceland) from 9 to 13 September 2018. The oral presentation, performed by ISPRA, was  “LIFE LAGOON REFRESH – Ecological restoration in Venice Lagon (Italy): concrete actions supported by numerical modelling” and it was exhibited during session 6 - Restoration Strategies.

For further information and details of the Conference, please visit https://sere2018.org/.

The abstract of the presentation is available on the webpage https://www.researchgate.net/project/Life-LAGOON-REFRESH

We thank all people who showed interest on our project! If you have any question, please contact us by website contacts and keep following our updates on our social channels!


 

 

Public presentation at Quarto d'Altino Municipality

On Wednesday 19th September, the Life LAGOON REFRESH project was presented at Quarto d'Altino Municipality as expected by Environmental Impact Assessment procedure.

Thanks all people for coming!

Life Lagoon Refresh for the World Ocean Day

  

 

    

On the occasion of the World Oceans Day 2018 the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council, in cooperation with the Natural History Museum of Venice and the Life projects Lagoon Refresh, SeResto and Vimine, organized in the Arsenal of Venice a day of divulgation entitled "WOD: Nature, Science and History together in the lagoon".

The aim of the day was to make aware and inform citizens through the proposed activities on the contributions that Scientific Research can provide to the management and sustainable development of the Venice Lagoon.

We thank all the people who took part in our information stands!

Partecipation at the 28° European Congress of SETAC

 From 13 to 17 May 2018, the 28th meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) was held in Rome at the Rome Convention Center La Nuvola.

The meeting was attended by scientists and institutions involved in the study of environmental issues related to stress factors, chemicals and technologies substances on the environment through the use of multidisciplinary approaches.

During the meeting ISPRA partecipated with a poster related to the project entitled "LIFE LAGOON REFRESH - Coastal lagoon habitat (1150 *) and species recovery by the salt gradient increasing fresh water input. Management measures in the northern Venice Lagoon (NE, Italy)”. The poster was presented in the section: Salt of the earth - causes, consequences and management of surface freshwaters, groundwaters and soils.

Further information and details  https://rome.setac.org

The poster is available on the page https://www.researchgate.net/project/Life-LAGOON-REFRESH  and will be soon possibile to DOWNLOAD FROM this web site. We thank all the people interested at the project that came to the corner #WE275 of the Exhibition Hall!

 

Presentation LIFE LAGOON REFRESH PROJECT at the LIFE REDUNE conference

The LIFE REDUNE project aims to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of 5 dune habitats and of the Stipa veneta* populations in four sites of  Natura 2000  along the Adriatic coast, using an ecosystem approach that considers all the involved components (human activities, habitats, species and physical processes).

On 23  February 2018 was held the conference to present the project, that took place at the Danilo Mainardi Auditorium in Ve-Mestre. On that occasion LIFE LAGOON REFRESH was invited to share the objectives and actions foreseen by the project.

Further information on LIFE REDUNE

http://www.liferedune.it/