Restoring landscapes for life

The Endangered Landscapes Programme is building a future in which landscapes are enriched with biodiversity, establishing resilient, more self-sustaining ecosystems that benefit both nature and people

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Ticino River Basin

Shared by Switzerland and Italy, the 250 km-long Ticino river is a functional terrestrial and aquatic ecological corridor connecting the Alps, the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea. Its myriad habitats harbour globally threatened species such as Adriatic sturgeon, white-clawed crayfish and Piedmont quillwort. However, intensive agriculture, urbanisation, development infrastructure and industrialisation have degraded native habitats.

Through a vision characterised as ‘one river – many systems – one landscape’, this project will develop a transboundary plan that would seek to restore landscapes and natural functionality, encourage sustainable livelihoods, enhance ecosystem services and foster resilience to climate change.

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Art in a landscape: An interview with Hamish Napier

The creation and experience of art in a landscape – be it music, poetry, sculpture, dance, literature, or another form – can help people connect to a place in new ways. It can stir our emotions, rekindle memories, and help us understand the past and present in a way that that binds us to the…

Beetle monitoring: How dead wood is supporting new life

It only takes a few minutes of walking through a healthy Caledonian pinewood to see what a complex, dynamic place…

Archaeologists unearth new evidence of human-wildlife coexistence in the Côa Valley

A recent excavation by archaeologists in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park has unearthed a huge, 3.5 metre auroch (an extinct…

Reintroduction efforts see long absent kulan return to the Danube Delta

After an absence of hundreds of years, a herd of 20 kulan and eight fallow deer have been translocated to…