The week of Nature is celebrated from 18 to 24 may in Italy

The italian Ministry of the Environment celebrates the first Week of Nature, from 18 to 24 May. An appointment that overlaps with the end of the lockdown for the Coronavirus emergency. It is a signal to the Italians to restart from environment and nature.

In addition to European Day of Parks and International Museums Day, European Natura 2000 Day will be celebrated on 21 May and International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May.

During these two days we will discuss about LIFE projects in Italy.

The LIFE program is the means used by the European Union to finance climate and environment projects.

Among these projects, Greenchange operates in the Agro Pontino in an area included in the Natura 2000 for a total of 794 hectares of land. Natura 2000 is the network of natural and rural sites that the European Union wants to protect, enhance and safeguard.

Greenchange points in this direction, in the Parco Nazionale del Circeo, Ninfa, Monti Lepini, Ausoni e Aurunci and in the disused drainage canals.

LIFE Greenchange intends to contribute to halting the loss of biodiversity and to enhance the ecological value of the agricultural systems of the Agro Pontino, focusing on natural solutions such as phytodepuration, wetlands, tree-lined hedges, green infrastructures and multifunctional actions in rural, semi-natural and natural areas.

Greenchange also wants to reiterate the need to find a balance between natural habitats and intensive agricultural activities, by strengthening the ecological value of agricultural systems.