PRO ACT NATURA 2000 / Protection Actions for Cross-Border and Joint Management of Marine Sites of Community Interest (NATURA 2000)

Acronym: PRO ACT NATURA 2000
Title: Protection Actions for Cross-Border and Joint Management of Marine Sites of Community Interest (NATURA 2000)
Priority axis: 3 Improving the quality of life, protection of the environment and enhancement of social and cultural cohesion
Specific Objective: 3.2 Valorisation & improvement of joint protection, management of natural resources, natural and technological risks’ prevention
Lead Partner: Management Consortium of Torre Guaceto
Partner 2: Management Consortium of Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area
Partner 3: Development Agency for South Epirus - Amvrakikos ETANAM S.A. L.G.O.
Partner 4: Amvrakikos Wetlands Management Body
Partner 5: Management Agency of Messolonghi Lagoon
Partner 6: Apulia Region
Budget: 1,306,960.70 €
Description: The project aims at developing a joint cross-border strategy for maintenance of biodiversity and conservation of the population of Caretta Caretta, a sea turtle species seriously threatened by the impact of human activities. The project foresees these main actions: • Development of a Management Model for marine areas(handbook) • Management Plans for the Marine areas involved, through elaboration of bathymetric and habitat maps, identifying stress factors • Implementation of a GIS to share information resulting from maps setting a Tank of First Recovery for the protection of Caretta Caretta, in the centres of protected areas involved • A Database collecting information on survey coasts report, areas of potential nesting; biometric data, web GIS movements of the 20 specimens paths through ARGOS satellite system • An Action Plan for the protection of the population of sea turtles • A cross-border Association providing exchange of expertise and the identification of joint objectives for biodiversity conservation.
Project details:
Call No: 2nd
Protocol No: 8207/4-11-09
Signature date of the Contract: 02/03/2012
Subsidy Code: I1.32.01