Integrated small wetlands of the Alps monitoring and protection
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Ponds and other small wetlands have been widely destroyed or modified in the Alpine region, and are often not properly managed. The project I-SWAMP rolls out a method for the conservation of small Alpine wetlands with an approach based on both science-based decision-making and responsibilisation of local communities. A protocol for the monitoring and conservation of small Alpine wetlands will support local authorities in making well-informed decisions about wetland management. Courses and activities of environmental education will develop the knowledge of communities, public and economic players about the Alpine blue infrastructure. This integrated approach helps to protect and restore wetlands at a regional scale, to avoid further loss of biodiversity, habitats and ecosystem services.


  • 2021 – 2027
  • Climate resilient and green Alpine region
  • SO 1.2 - Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution
    • AG7 Ecological connectivity
  • 404.600 EUR
  • 303.450 EUR


University of Padua (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Italy
  • Veneto (ITH3)
  • Padova
EVTZ Geopark Karawanken, m.b.H.
  • Austria
  • Kärnten (AT21)
  • Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for nature conservation
  • Slovenia
  • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
  • Ljubljana
  • 45.406666711.8769111
  • 46.486803314.5932323
  • 46.048437514.4932309


  • Common protocol/guidelines for the evaluation and conservation of small Alpine wetlands

    The three partners will collectively develop protocols/guidelines for biodiversity surveys, site evaluation and conservation of small wetlands (deliverable 1.2.1) (1,00). This tool will be implemented in at least 2 sites per partner, and the outcomes and, if necessary, any adaptation of said guidelines will be collected in 2 reports (deliverables 1.3.1 and 1.4.1). This solution will be made known and provided to authorities and stakeholders to be scaled up deliverable 1.2.2).

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    13 - 14 Sep 2022
    I-SWAMP Kick-off meeting
    Getting to know each other and discussing the organization of project activities

      Project news

      I-SWAMP kicked off!

      The project partners met in San Vito di Cadore to give I-SWAMP a boost.

      Involving Italian Stakeholders: done!

      In the context of the I-SWAMP kick-off meeting in San Vito, the University of Padova also addressed a group of local stakeholders, to involve the in the project from the very beginning

      I-SWAMP making the news on the World Wetlands Day

      On the World Wetlands Day, two articles about I-SWAMP were published on the Italian press.