LASPEH “Low Adriatic Species and Habitat” is funded by the Interreg IPA CBC Programme Italy-Albania Montenegro. The project, financed under Priority Axis 3 – Environment protection, risk management and low carbon strategy)- with a budget of about 500.000,00 €, aims to promote and support the biodiversity safeguard reducing the contraction of biological diversities in the low Adriatic area.
Special attention will be paid to species protected by the 92/43/EEC and 79/409/EEC Directives, typical of these eco-regions and/or threatened by environmental variations, caused by climate changes and wrong management. The project will create a network of organizations cooperating for nature conservation and improvement of Natura 2000 sites, by exchanging best practices and developing a common transnational strategy to preserve common species and habitats.
Management Consortium of Regional Natural Park “Coastal Dunes from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo” is the lead beneficiary of this project in cooperation with one Albanian partner (National Agency of Protected Areas), one Montenegrin partner (Public Enterprise of National Parks of Montenegro) and three Italian partners (Management Body of the Regional Natural Reserves of the Eastern Coast of Taranto, Municipality of Ugento and Municipality of Guardiaregia).
The main overall objective of LASPEH is to face the loss of biodiversity by defining common strategy to preserve the natural heritage and the landscape in low Adriatic area, with priority for protected species typical of these eco-regions and threatened by environmental variations caused by climate changes and wrong management.
LASPEH will implement a comprehensive programme of cross-border activities. Among them:
- Transnational Joint Strategy for the management of priority species in Natura 2000 sites;
- Conservation plans in the involved areas;
- Conservation pilot actions focused on selected habitat/species;
- Awareness campaign on stakeholders
Project duration: 15.04.2018 – 14.04.2020 (24 months)
Total budget: € 504.490,10 EUR (IPA co-financing 85%)
Programme website: www.italy-albania-montenegro.eu
Project website: http://www.italy-albania-montenegro.eu/laspeh
Project Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LASPEHproject
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