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A1 Management plan revision with the integration of the Saproxylic Habitat Network

All the interventions needed to create the Saproxylic Habitat Network will be included in the revised management plan of the Cansiglio Orientale Forest and Sailershausen University Forest. A resolution will be signed by the competent authorities ensuring that the measures will be adopted before the end of the project.

Head of action: Roberto Luise, Gianluca Barnabà (FVG)


Green: Action completed
Yellow: Action in progress
: Action not yet started
Red line
: Current moment


About LIFE Program


LIFE is a Programme introduced by the European Union in 1992 to co-finance environmental related projects proposed by member states. The goal is to give specific support for the development and realization of the common environmental policies and laws, focusing in reaching the objectives of the sixth community program of action on the subject of environment. Funded projects could be submitted by public and private operators, bodies or institutions.

For the period 2014-2020 the LIFE Programme has 3,4 billion euros of total budget to fund projects related to environmental protection, adaptation and mitigation of climate changes.

Through specific annual call opened by the European Commission it is possible to submit project related to these 4 main topics:

  • Environment
  • Climate action
  • Nature and biodiversity
  • Governance and information

To discover more about LIFE Program, download materials and modules, check the deadline of the last call and explore the LIFE projects database please visit the dedicated website hosted by the European Commission - Environment:

About Natura 2000 Network


The Natura 2000 Network is the main european tool for biodiversity conservation, an extensive ecological network composed by terrestrial and marine areas diffused over the whole EU territory. It was developed from early ‘90 becoming today the most extensive system of protected areas of the world.

The network was formed following the “Habitat” and “Birds” european directive aimed at the conservation of the european most important animal and plant species and the habitats where they lived. It is based on the idea of coexisting and balancing between nature conservation, human activities and sustainable management of the resources (sustainable agriculture, silviculture and fishing).

The network is managed through conservation measures for biodiversity protection e funded by specific financial tools such as LIFE projects and other more related to remune sustainable economic choices in agriculture, tourism and mobility.

The N2000 network in Europe:

  • 28 countries involved;
  • 18% or the terrestrial area and 6% of the marine protected
  • composed by 27863 sites;
  • protect over 540 bird species, around 1390 animals and plants and 233 habitat types. 

To discover more about the network please visit the official website here


Project Manager
Bruno De Cinti
National Research Council - Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems
Area della Ricerca Roma 1
Strada Provinciale 35d, km. 0,700
00010 Montelibretti (Roma)

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LIFE SPAN project (LIFE19 NAT/IT/000104) is co-funded by the EU LIFE Programme