New Project: Ecosystem Restoration in Italy
NextEnergy Foundation is supporting Etifor’s work to manage bodies of protected areas and Natura 2000 sites in the Lombardy Region of Italy. As part of Etifor’s BioClima initiative, the Foundation is funding the restoration of the Campo dei Fiori National Park (“the Park”) which was damaged by a severe fire in 2017 and a storm and flooding event the following year. The Park was established in 1984 and covers approximately 6,300 hectares in the territory of 17 municipalities and 2 mountain communities in the Province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.
The impacts of the project will be verified and accredited in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition, the valorisation of the ecosystem services and additional benefits generated by the totality of the projects is the largest initiative of this type at the EU level. For more information please visit the project page.