Vegetation along water courses plays a fundamental role for the landscape and it is crucial for the preservation of biodiversity. It supports ecosystems, provides food and shelter, and fosters connections between natural areas. Humans can also benefit greatly, because naturally managed vegetation can provide more flood safety, higher water quality and economic benefits.
The video animation, produced by CIRF as a partner of the LIFE Greenchange project, shows how we can improve vegetation management in natural water courses and the mistakes to avoid.
CIRF – the Italian Centre for River Restoration is the reference non-profit organisation in Italy on river restoration. It was founded in 1999 by a group of technicians with different background to develop and promote more sustainable approaches for river management and territorial planning. Since then it has aimed at increasing the awareness about the benefits of ecological river restoration, linking research with application, advocating for increased attention on these issues at local and national levels, and actively interacting with similar centres in the EU and worldwide.
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