AlpApp: an ecological corridor between Alps and Apennines

The goal of the project is to enable species migrating northward through a corridor between Northern Appenines and Western Alps in order to make them adapt to climate change. The two mountain ranges meet at the border between France and Italy, between the Rhone valley, French Riviera, Liguria, Piedmont and Tuscany; in this area already-existing ecological corridors will be protected and enhanced, whereas fragmented passages will be open and restored. 

The project foresees both a detailed analysis of the state of conservation of the corridor area and participation and communication activities aimed at ensuring social support of the most important local stakeholders. In addition, some field action will be put in practice in order to remove environmental barriers within areas that will be chosen during the course of the project. Eliante is the Italian partner of the project and works on all the actions.

Where: Tuscany, Liguria, Piedmont, Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes

Client: WWF Svizzera

Funded by: Fondazione MAVA (CH)

Period: Running project

Contact point: Mauro Belardi (belardi@eliante.it)