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The Citizen science program of the MIPP project conquered the Spain!
DATE: 15/06/2017 12:03

The Life MIPP project flyed to Spain to spread the MIPP citizen science experience in a workshop organized by the Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre. This organization coordinates in Spain the project LIFE Miera – Biodiversity conservation in river Miera. The event was organized in order to celebrate the 25° year of the European LIFE program and to discuss about alien species, citizen science and ecological connectivity.

MIPP Workshop at the Monte Velino Natural Reserve
DATE: 12/06/2017 14:57

Citizen science e Linee Guida per il monitoraggio dei coleotteri saproxilici Osmoderma eremita, Lucanus cervus, Rosalia alpina, Cerambyx cerdo e Morimus asper/funereus. Di questo si parlerà mercoledì 14 giugno nel workshop organizzato dai ricercatori del progetto Life “MIPP”, in collaborazione con l’Ufficio Territoriale Carabinieri per la Biodiversità Castel di Sangro, nella Riserva Naturale Orientata del Velino. Appuntamento ore 9.00 presso il Centro visite della Riserva per discutere con i ricercatori Marco A. Bologna e Michela Maura del coinvolgimento dei cittadini nella ricerca attraverso la raccolta dati e delle strategie di monitoraggio (trappole, catture, cani molecolari) più efficaci per censire le popolazioni dei coleotteri inseriti in Direttiva Habitat.

Mantua, Capital of Biodiversity thanks to MIPP
DATE: 06/06/2017 12:52

The European Workshop and the Technical Day of the Life project MIPP, organized by the National Centre for Forest Biodiversity Carabinieri “Bosco Fontana”, have been successfully concluded. During the 3-days of the workshop, the personnel of the project MIPP presented the results of the monitoring of the target species and the National Guidelines for the monitoring of the five saproxylic beetles Osmoderma eremita, Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo, Rosalia alpina and Morimus asper/funereus. The participation of researchers from 19 European countries made it possible to discuss and compare the conservation status of the saproxylic fauna in Europe and to discuss methods and results. The Technical Day allowed to discuss future strategies to be adopted at the national level also in relation to the obligations of monitoring and conservation imposed by EU regulations. At the round-table, researchers and representatives of local and regional authorities (General Antonio Ricciardi Great Commander of the Forest and Nature Agency Carabinieri; Antonio Maturani executive of the Italian Ministry for the Environment; Piero Genovesi from ISPRA; staff of Regional Biodiversity Observatories, Biodiversity Field Offices and Parks Authorities) agreed on applying the monitoring techniques developed by the “MIPP Project” inside the protected areas of Natura 2000 Network to ensure compliance with the obligation laid down in the art. 17 of the Habitats Directive. By mid-July the Handbook of the National Guidelines for the monitoring of the five saproxylic beetles, listed in the Annexes of the Habitats Directive, will be published by the international publisher Pensoft and distributed to the two thousand sites of Natura 2000 European Network.