Sunday 26th June the LIFE MIPP will be a guest in the Openday organized in collaboration with Pandora Casa Natura, the center for environmental education and scientific research in SCI-Cerquone Doganella, in the area of Castelli Romani (RM). The town of Rocca Priora and Rocca di Papa, and the Natural Park of Castelli Romani sponsor the OPENDAY. We will wait for you to spend a day together where children and adults can discover the activities for the SUMMER 2016 of "Pandora Casa Natura" and "Equincontro Natura", learn the Citizens Science with MIPP e CS MON LIFE projects, play with MIPP researchers, and discover the environments of SCI-Cerquone Doganella.
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The MIPP project is creating a network of collaborations for the monitoring of saproxylic species protected under the Habitat’s Directive with Regional Parks and Nature Reserves of the region Latium. On 31st of May the MIPP staff met technical personnel and park guards of the protected areas: Monte Soratte, Monti Ausoni e Lago di Fondi, Monti Simbruini, Lago di Vico, Marturanum and Valle del Treja. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the region Latium Direzione Reg. Ambiente e Sistemi Naturali Area Biodiversità e Geodiversità, and included a seminar on the monitoring protocols for Lucanus cervus s.l. and for Osmoderma eremita s.l. This initiative was organized by Dr. Iacopo Sinibaldi, who works with Natura 2000 sites, and on protected habitats and species, in particular on saproxylic insects. This network of collaborations will allow to test the monitoring methods developed by the MIPP project in different environmental contexts and to communicate the project to the public.
MIPP researchers joined the european conference on the citizen science, of the “European Citizen Science Association” (ECSA), that took place from 19th to 21st May in Berlin. At the conference were presented the results obtained from data collected by citizens during 2014 and 2015 via the web portal. Being the MIPP project a member of the European Citizen Science Association, the MIPP researchers joined the the annual ECSA annual meeting.