Project aims

LIFE EREMITA project objectives

Albero cavoThe project aims to ensure, in the regional territory of Emilia-Romagna, better conditions for the conservation of the residual populations of two species (Osmoderma eremita and Rosalia alpina) of obligate saproxylic, i.e. species that in some phase of their life cycle depend on the wood mould of hollow decaying trees, and of two aquatic species (Graphoderus bilineatus and Coenagrion mercuriale castellanii) that can be found in lotic waters, i.e. flowing waters like springs and streams, and in lentic waters, i.e. relatively still terrestrial waters such as lakes and ponds, by acting on the manmade threats factors.

This objective will be reached through concrete actions integrated at regional level. Some of these actions will be experimental, performed for the very first time in Italy. The project will act on the socio-economic context of the territory, being the human behaviour the main cause of the threats to the target species.

EREMITA project foresees the following specific objectives:

  • to improve the knowledge on the presence/absence, distribution and size of the residual populations of the 4 target insect species;
  • to increase the availability of adequate habitats for the residual populations, also improving their connections (corridors);
  • to elaborate a strategy for the long term management of the target species, foreseeing the elaboration of management plans and specific conservation measures;
  • to create from scratch a regional network of specific habitats able to host the 4 target species;
  • to enhance virtuous behaviours in the interest groups, compatible with the needs of the species protection;
  • develop and disseminate solution for the active involvement of the farmers, the managers and users of the forestry areas included in Natura2000 network, and stakeholders in general.


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