NEWS AND APPOINTMENTS ARCHIVE



While the European Green Toads have already finished their reproductive activity in the plain (since [...]

On Saturday the 9th of April, the last bat-boxes were delivered to the Azienda Agricola Montenero.
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This morning at the Azienda Agricola Montenero the first bat-boxes were delivered for installation i [...]



   NEWS & EVENTS

The European Green Toad
While the European Green Toads have already finished their reproductive activity in the plain (since the beginning of April), at over 600 m.a.s.l in the hills where the species has become more rare, in suitable locations one can enjoy the show offered by this little toad.
The pictures and sounds bear witness to what takes place in a few sites where, along with the frogs and newts, the song of the male European Green Toad explodes in the evening.

Second Bat-box delivery
On Saturday the 9th of April, the last bat-boxes were delivered to the Azienda Agricola Montenero.

Installing bat-boxes

Today installation of bat-boxes in action C3 has begun, starting with the Azienda Agricola Montenero. Installation will continue in forthcoming days when weather conditions are favorable.

1st bat-box delivery
This morning at the Azienda Agricola Montenero the first bat-boxes were delivered for installation in the surrounding woodland in the SCI. The decision to deliver the bat-boxes to the Azienda Agricola Montenero (project partner) is due to the fact that the farm is in a central position in relation to where the bat-boxes will be located.
8 pallets in total have been delivered. 6 of these contain small bat-boxes (420 in total) and 2 contain the big bat-boxes ( 24 in total).
Over the next few days, the partner responsible for action C3, Centro Studi Naturalistici, will start installing them.

The education activities get started
On the 1st of February 2011 the education activities foreseen by the project began. Among the first schools to participate are the 21 classes in Poggio Imperiale and Lesina. The students will firstly have two classes in which they become familiar with the natural elements of the Gargano promontory, with particular regard for the biology of the LIFE+ target species - amphibians, reptiles and bats. They will then go on a guided trip in order to see for themselves what they have studied in the classroom.

The grottos to be protected in action C5 have been identified
Based on the first data from the scientific inventory (Action A3), the grottos to be protected through Action C5 ( protection of grottos) have been identified. These are the 10 grottos where the presence of various bat species has been noted. In many cases the grottos are threatened by random structures closing the grottos, the presence of rubbish and other threats which are a danger to the bat colonies.

Proposal for the updating of the Natura 2000 standard data forms for the Montenero SCI
16 new species of bats, amphibians and reptiles are included

Thanks to the activity of research and monitoring carried out to-date ( Action A3 Scientific Inventory) the Park Authority has sent the Puglia Region and the Ministry for the Environment a request to update the Natura 2000 standard data forms for the SCI Monte Calvo-Piana di Montenero which notifies the presence of 16 new species as follows:

Project launch press conference
On 20th September 2010 at 11:00 at the San Mattero and San Marco Convent in Lamis, the Gargano National Park Authority and other partners presented the Life project, Life08 Nat/00326 IT “Fauna di Montenero – Azioni Pilota per la salvaguardia degli anfibi, rettili e chirotteri del SIC Monte Calvo – Piana di Montenero” which will be carried out in the territories of San Nicandro Garganico and San Marco in Lamis.

CSN onlus
Centro Studio Naturalistici is a not-for-profit association of social utility which has worked for around 10 years in the field of nature conservation, particularly on the conservation and management of species and habitats, prevalently in the south of Italy.

The official website is online
The LIFE+ Montenero new website is now online. It provides a rich package of images and information regarding the project which is co-financed by the Province of Foggia, the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Sea and the Department for the Protection of Nature and the Environment department of the Puglia Region.
     THE ACTIONS

A.1 C.4 D.6
A.2 C.5 D.7
A.3 D.1 D.8
A.4 D.2 E.1
C.1 D.3 E.2
C.2 D.4 E.3
C.3 D.5 E.4
BENEFICIARIES AND
PROJECT COFINANCIERS

ORGANISATIONS WHICH
SUPPORT THE PROJECT
- Department for the Protection of Nature
- Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Sea
- The Environment department of the
Puglia Region



BATS   |    AMPHIBIANS   |    REPTILES   |    NEW BATS SPECIES

  ASS. CENTRO STUDI NATURALISTICI - ONLUS
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FOTOGRAFIE M.CALDARELLA - M.MUCEDDA
MAURIZIO MARRESE, PAMELA PRIORI