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
Common protocol/guidelines for the evaluation and conservation of small Alpine wetlandsThe 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).