New Project: Ecosystem Restoration and Climate Change Adaptation

Date: 18/10/2023

NextEnergy Foundation (“NEF”) is excited to announce that it is supporting its second ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation project under Etifor’s BioClima programme in the Lombardy Region of Italy. NEF has been funding the programme in the Campo dei Fiori National Park in the Province of Varese since 2022. Visit the project page on our website for more details about the impact to date: Etifor – NextEnergy Foundation.

This year, the Foundation is supporting nature- and climate-positive interventions in the Orobie Valtellinesi Park in the Province of Sondrio. The project aims to improve 44ha of alpine forests, grasslands and ridges in order to protect the habitat of the wood grouse, an extremely vulnerable and endangered species in the Alps. The habitats of other bird species – such as the black grouse, dwarf owl, red-crowned owl, and black woodpecker – will also be restored and protected. This will be complemented by Avifaunal monitoring in collaboration with the University of Insubria and the creation of educational trails.

All interventions will be verified and accredited in accordance with the forestry management standards of the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC-N001935). The certification will be issued in September 2024 and published on the FSC’s database.

A first update about the project will be shared in January 2024, and project impacts will be monitored until December 2025.