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Since XIX century with the establishment of the Royal Bourbon Reserve, the ecological importance of “Taburno Massif” has been acknowledged. On the basis of this fact, local scientists and naturalists proposed in the early Seventies of the twentieth century the institution of a regional Park in order to preserve the whole specific ecosystem of the area more and more treated by anthropic pressure and natural phenomena of territorial decline.
Only in the last few years the objective of Park institution has been achieved even if the meagerness of resources, disorganization and administrative problems have been causing a lack of specific conservation actions.
The recent area insertion in the “Natura 2000” sites represents a strengthening of its ecological importance allowing, for the first time, the possibility to define a project towards concrete conservation actions of the pSCI “Taburno Massif”.
The project has been designed on the basis of the following elements:
- pSCI “Taburno Massif” is very important for the “regional ecological net” because Campanian Apennines are constituted by massifs interposed by Valleys very populated which impassable barriers from local habitats and species.
- Forest formations present in the area are very rare and conservation of species as “Taccus baccata”, in regression in all European Continent, is extremely important.
- Woods of “Taburno Massif” are the favorite habitats of many species as chiropters, raptors amphibians and necrophilic raptors (Royal and Brown Kites), all of them in a precarious demographic state.
- Project area is contiguous to another pSCI “Camposauro” (cod. IT8020007) sharing an ecological continuity whit “Matese” and “Partenio” areas;
Benevento Province promotes the Project gathering the expectations of others local Public Bodies (Regional Parks, Municipalities etc), researchers, environmental associations and local communities.
On the basis of the main idea of constituting a Provincial Protected Area of ecosystems, habitats and species, experimenting concrete conservation actions, the project pursuit the following objectives:
- stopping degrading phenomena of the Massif which undermine the ecosystems and treating surviving of species and habitats.
- Saving and improving “conservation state” of ecosystems, habitats and specie;
- collecting data and informations about project area and targets, before/during and after the project, in order to measure and quantify the actions effects;
- raising public awareness and letting local citizen know about species and habitats targeted by the project and about Natura 2000 Network existing on “Taburno Massif” territories.
Actions and means involved:
1. Preliminary studies and investigations:
- scientific inventory – botany characterization
- scientific inventory – faunistic characterization
- pasture plan
2. Realization of 10 amphibians ponds
3. Silvicultural interventions in order to sustain the affirmation of Fagus sylvatica, Ilex aquifolium, Taxus baccata nucleos;
4. Realization of 40 Taxus baccata “mycro collectives” forest crop of beechwood;
5. Silvicultural interventions in order to re-naturalize the artificial implantation of conifers;
6. Realization of an amphibians reproduction centre;
7. Realization of 700 “bat-box”
8. Informative campaigns in order to raise public awareness to the local people, public decision makers and local stakeholders;
9. Carrying out and installing informative panels with LIFE logo;
10. Carrying out informative materials (depliants, documentary etc);
11. Events organizing (conferences, observation days).
Expected results (outputs and quantified achievements):
Stabilization of plants groups of Fagus sylvatica, Ilex aquifolium, Taxus baccata
Increment of populations of amphibians Urodela and Bombina variegata, Hyla meridionalis, Triturus italicus, Triturus carnifex near sites where actions will be carried out
Increment of population for woods bats
Knowledge improvement of the SIC for local people