Integrated small wetlands of the Alps monitoring and protection


Ponds and other small wetlands have been widely destroyed or modified 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
  • 45.407277511.8770341
  • 46.486291414.5929926
  • 46.048437514.4932309