Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

Italy

Photograph by Coop. AlterEco

APE TOE - Restore Prairies and Forests of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine

Project Context and Aim

The landscape is located in the northern Apennines between the regions of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The mountains are a strategic area for nature conservation in Europe, providing a refuge and passage for species that will shift as a result of climate change. Most of the 155,000 ha area is above 600m and is made up of a mosaic of forests and grasslands that have undergone progressive abandonment over the last few decades. A bottom-up participatory process involving partners and stakeholders will co-create a new “vision” for the future of the area and develop the Northern Apennines Conservation Plan. This will support the restoration of the landscape and natural processes, encourage their climatic resilience, and promote the recovery of open environments that host threatened species and habitats; all while supporting traditional rural activities.  

Project Partners

Legambiente
Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park
Alpi Apuane Regional Park
Cento Laghi Regional Park

Quick Facts

ELSP funding

US$ 94.985,00

Duration of grant

October 2023 - December 2024

Lead Organisation

Legambiante Nazionale APS

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