Parco Italia will extend, connect, protect, sustainably manage and enhance Italy’s natural capital and its biodiversity.
protected and unprotected natural areas, identifying and implementing new potential areas of intervention.
protected and unprotected natural areas through new ecological corridors and slow mobility paths to overcome habitat fragmentation, prevent genetic isolation, and allow species migration
new and existing forests and the biodiversity of species—both flora and fauna—by stopping the deterioration of forest habitats and species and improving adaptation in at-risk areas.
the green ecological corridors between and within the 15 Italian metropolitan areas, smaller cities and villages that will become the nodes of this green infrastructure, making cities greener and healthier.
What to do
Carry out Reforestation interventions, re-establishing forest ecosystems through tree planting at sites where forests were previously present and then temporarily removed, or heavily altered by natural or human-induced disturbances such as wildfires, landslides, outbreaks of plant pathogens, sudden changes in land use and other factors.
Carry out Rewilding interventions in various ecosystems to mitigate the effects of climate change, and reduce soil erosion.
Carry out Afforestation interventions, initiating the development of ecosystems by planting trees within sites where forests have been absent for at least the last 50 years.
Restore degraded ecosystems by designing and implementing appropriate interventions.
Carry out Remediation interventions of polluted areas (e.g., phytoremediation in sites with severe contamination and toxic pollutants in the soil).
Restore free-flowing rivers and their banks. Restoration of rivers’ flora is a natural flood prevention measure to slow down the flow of water during extreme climate events.
Restore soil ecosystems, preventing soil erosion and deterioration using different methods and techniques.
Provide wildlife crossings in places where fragmentation is a danger to animal species and a risk to biodiversity.