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LIFE+ MGN News
Natura 2000 network
15 June 2016 - LIFE+ MGN: First agreements of Payments for Ecosystem services (PES) signed in Palermo
On 14 giugno, the first agreements were signed in Palermo for recreational value in Monte Sambughetti e Monte Campanito and Boschi Ficuzza e Cappelliere, Vallone Cerasa, Castagneti Mezzojuso e Rocca Busambra e Rocche di Rao. Further agreements for freshwater and forage are in preparation.
01 June 2016 - Final event LIFE+ Making Good Natura in Rome
On 26-27 May 2016 the final event of the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura has taken place in Rome at the HOTEL NH Leonardo da Vinci.
11 May 2016 - Event LIFE+ Making Good Natura in Milan
The event "From Ecosystem Services to Payments for Ecosystem Services", organised by ERSAF in collaboration with Regione Lombardia took place on 4-5-6 May 2016 in Milan, Foresta di Lombardia Corni di Canzo (CO), Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi (SO) presented the results of the project of the sites in Lombardy.
21 April 2016 - PES for "Carbon Sequestration" of Italian Natura 2000 sites signed
Milan, 14 April 2016. The framework agreement for valorising the ecosystem service Carbon Sequestration in the study sites Natura 2000 of the project Life+ Making Good Natura has been signed between CURSA (Consorzio Universitario per la Ricerca Socioeconomica e l'Ambiente) and PHORESTA ONLUS.
12 April 2016 - Committee of users of LIFE+ MGN
On 8 April 2016 the Committee of uses of Making Good Natura has taken place in Rome. The committee of users contributes to the project with strategic observations which are useful for a better accomplishment of actions and distribution of results and activities.
06 April 2016 - LIFE+ MGN at the round table "Multifunctional Landscape & Ecosystem Services: the role of valutazione and urban BMPS"
On 30 marzo 2016, Pierluca Gaglioppa - technical coordinator of LIFE+ Making Good Natura - has presented the project LIFE+ MGN at the round table Multifunctional Landscape & Ecosystem Services: the role of valutazione and urban BMPS.
30 March 2016 - Workshop “The instrument PSEA for managing forest in flooding areas” in Mantova
On 4 March 2016, the workshop "The instrument PSEA for managing forest in flooding areas" has taken place in Mantova. This initiative aimed at discussing and exchanging experiences about opportunities deriving from the new law 221/2015 which introduces Ecosystem Services and Payments for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Services (PSEA).
19 March 2016 - LIFE+ MGN at the European meeting of projects about Ecosystem Services promoted by DG Ricerca
DG Ricerca has organised a meeting about biodiversity and ecosystem services on 29 February 2016 where Stefano Picchi as project manager of LIFE MGN has participated.
18 March 2016 - Ecosystem Services in Emilia-Romagna: the experience of LIFE+ MGN
On 3 March, ERVET and Regione Emilia Romagna have organised a conference in Bologna about Ecosystem Services and PES where more than 70 managers from protected areas, experts, and public officers have participated.
15 January 2016 - Workshop PES and protection of forest and agricultural ecosystems at Palermo
Monday 11 January 2016, the workshop "PES (Payment for Ecosystem Services) and protection of forest and agricultural ecosystems" took place at te University of Palermo.
02 November 2015 - LIFE+ MGN at ECOMONDO
Also this year ECOMONDO will take place from 3rd to 6th November at Rimini, the huge expo dedicated to green economy and circular economy.
25 October 2015 - LIFE+ MGN at the first international conference of Land Conservation Network
More than 100 experts from all over the world has met at Berlin to discuss ideas and good practices for managing private land for nature conservation. LIFE+ MGN was invited to present the activities related to the payments for ecosystem services.
09 October 2015 - Making Good Natura visits the sites of Lombardy Region and ERSAF
From 28th of September to 2nd of October, Pierluca Gaglioppa has visited the study areas in Lombardy of the project LIFE+ MGN.
01 July 2015 – First results of the project LIFE+ MGN presented at the 26th annual assembly of FEDENATUR
The convention "The ecosystem services of periurban parks – Feeding metropolitan areas for feeding the Planet ", has taken place from 9:30 on Thursday 18 June during the 26th general assembly of Fedenatur.
01 July 2015 - Focus on Natura 2000 of the European meeting for nature conservation
ERSAF, territorial partner of the project Making Good Natura, has participated with the projects LIFE+ MGN e LIFE+ GESTIRE at two meetings of technicians coming from whole Europe to discuss the state of biodiversity conservation, politics and perspectives, common critical points and sharing good practices.
27June 2015. LIFE+ Making Good Natura: first PES signed
On 22th of June in Carpegna, the seat of Park Sasso Simone and Simoncello, the agreement between the President of the Park and the representative of the local farmers was signed.
25 June2015. The LIFE+ MGN project was presented at the final event of the project LIFE Monte della Tolfa. Allumiere (RM), on June 19.
On 19th of June in Allumiere (RM), during the final event of the project LIFE Monti della Tolfa, in the beautiful setting of Etruscan Maremma, the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura was presented.
16 June 2015. Putting a value on nature o protect it. The PES: a useful tool to better protect the Natura 2000 network
It is more than 2 billion €, or approximately 15,000 € per hectare per year, corresponding to 3000 € for each inhabitant, the estimated economic benefit produced by ecosystem services, just in the area of 135 thousand hectares of protected nature considered by the project LIFE+ Making Good Nature.
01 June 2015. Little Sydney: "Protecting Nature in Europe". Hainburg ad Donau, 29 maggio 2015
LIFE+ Making Good Natura and more than 300 participants from all over Europe gathered in these days, at the international congress Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe.
26 May 2015. "LIFE projects meeting". Thursday, May 21 in Collecchio (PR)
For the European Day of the Natura 2000 network celebration, LIFE+ MGN attended a meeting of LIFE projects aimed at the conservation of species and river ecosystems.
21 April 2015. Table for discussion and participation of the social and economic actors interested in the ecosystem services of the pilot sites Natura 2000 "Fagosa - Timpa dell'Orso" and "La Petrosa".
Thursday, April 17, at the Monumental Complex "Santa Maria della Consolazione", headquarters of the Pollino National Park was held the second technical committee working on the project: LIFE11 ENV/IT/000168.
20 March 2015. Summer School: "Analysis and Governance of Ecosystem Services - II Edition"
The Summer School deals with the topic of ecosystem services by integrating the different areas (ecology, economics and governance) by applying differents modeling tools, such as INVEST, the Natural Capital Project approach and model LIFE+ MGN...
19 March 2015. Conference on "Hidden biodiversity. Values and practices of biological diversity in fragile areas". Rovigo, 20-21 March 2015
In the frame of conference "Hidden biodiversity. Values and practices of biological diversity in fragile areas" sponsored by the Cultural Foundation for Ethical Responsibility and the University of Trieste in collaboration with the magazines Agriregionieuropa and Culture of Sustainability...
19 March 2015. Conference on "Management and conservation of arid grasslands in Natura 2000 sites - LIFE RI.CO.PR.I: comparisions with other experiences". Rome, 26-27 March 2015
In the frame of conference "Management and conservation of arid grasslands in Natura 2000 sites - LIFE RI.CO.PR.I: cocomparisions with other experiences" which will be held in Rome on 26 and 27 March, LIFE+ Making Good Natura will present ...
19 Frebruary 2015. Table for discussion and participation of the social and economic actors interested in the ecosystem services of the sites of Val Masino and the homonymous forest of Lombardia.
At Morbegno (SO) February 12, 2015 at 10.00 was held the meeting with local stakeholders with the presence of Italo Buzzetti (local responsible of ERSAF), Benedetta Concetti (ERSAF Lombardia - Milan), Riccardo Santolini (External assistence for the Region of Lombardia and the Interregional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello), Franco Ferroni (WWF Italia) and Pierluca Gaglioppa (CURSA).
18 February 2015. Demo application of the model of governance Making Good Nature in the pilot site Val Grigna : MGN meets local stakeholders.
On February 11 at 15.00 at Breno (BS) was held a meeting with local stakeholders with the presence of Giovanna Davini (ERSAF Lombardia - Breno), Biagio Luigi Piccardi (ERSAF Lombardia - Milan), Benedetta Concetti (ERSAF Lombardia - Milan), Riccardo Santolini (External assistence for the Region of Lombardia and the Interregional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello), Franco Ferroni (WWF Italia) and Pierluca Gaglioppa (CURSA).
15 Febrauary 2015. LIFE+ Making Good Nature has participated at the Workshop "Integrated Management of Payments for Environmental Service , Environmental Compensations and of the Common Agricultural Policy in the Region of Veneto"
LIFE+ Making Good Nature project has partecipated at the workshop organized by the Department of Territory and Agro - Forestry Systems (TESAF) of the University of Padova and ETIFOR Srl in collaboration with Veneto Agriculture
08 January 2015. Demo application of the model of Making Good Nature governance in pilot sites: the Cilento National Park, Vallo di Diano Alburni, Pollino National Park and the region of Lombardy.
Making Good Nature meets local stakeholders. The consultation forums start with the listeners' phase and the first meetings with local stakeholders.
18 december 2014. ERSAF presented the projects LIFE+ Making Good Natura at the "Natura 2000 in action! - Regional cooperation for implementing the Natura 2000 network”
As part of the third annual conference of the European Network for Learning Regions and Biodiversity "Natura 2000 in action! - Regional cooperation for Implementing the Natura 2000 network", the LIFE + Making Good Nature project was presented to more than 110 technicians from all over Europe that have joined the initiative
12 december 2014. ERSAF presented the projects “Life+ Making Good Natura” and GESTIRE at the “Governance and economic analysis” workshop. December 2nd, 2014.
12 december 2014. LIFE+ MGN project presented at the "Ecosystem and economics working group - Realising the promise of ecosystem services for nature reserves" workshop. November 25-26th, 2014.
03 december 2014. Evaluation of Ecosystem Services provided by Italian forests: first results of the LIFE+ Making Good Nature
On 25th November the project LIFE + MGN was presented at the "II International Forestry Congress. Designing the future for the forest sector"
21 november 2014. II International Forestry Congress. Designing the future for the forest sector.
On the 100th anniversary of the National Forest Institute, the second international Congress of Forestry is organized by the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences in collaboration with the State Forest Department and the Tuscany Region in Florence on November 26-29-2014. As part of the Congress, LIFE + Making Good Nature will present an evaluation of Ecosystem Services provided by Italian forests: first results of LIFE + Making Good Nature.
19 November 2014. IUCN World Park Congress - Pierluca Gaglioppa Travelogue
11 November 2014. The LIFE+ MGN: Payments for Ecosystem Services with a participatory approach.
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, Sydney 12 -19 November. Forum and global benchmark for protected areas, Congress this year, aims to share knowledge and innovation.
7 November 2014. The General States of the Green Economy
On 5th-6th November the third edition of the General States of the Green Economy took place in Rimini. This year, the event will be an important opportunity for dialogue with the representatives of more than 100 institutions, business green-organizations, the research community and associations operating in Italy and in Europe.
23 October 2014: Online survey turned to the residents in the municipalities of the study areas of the project LIFE + Making Good Nature
As part of the Making Good project LIFE + Nature it has been processed an online survey aimed at the resident population in the municipalities concerned.
08 october 2014 - The project LIFE + MGN at the seminar "The assessment of effectiveness as the process of improving governance: methodology MEVAP"
Evaluation of Effectiveness and Environmental Accounting are two of the most important aspects of the project LIFE + MGN. Both of them will be discussed among the topics during the seminar Training-Intervention "The assessment of effectiveness as the process of improving governance: Methodology MEVAP"
02 October 2014 - The project LIFE + MGN at the "Workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services" organized by Forest Europe
On 24 th and 25th September the project LIFE + MGN was presented at the "Workshop on a pan-European approach to valuation of forest ecosystem services", organized in Belgrade (Serbia) by Forest Europe with support of the Ministry of Agriculture , Forestry and Water Management of Serbia.
SItE Ferrara 2014 - XXIV Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology: "The Ecology today: Accountability and Governance"
As part of the XXIV Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E) entitled "The Ecology today: Accountability and Governance", organized in collaboration with the Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (SVEB) of the University of Ferrara, LIFE + Making Good Nature has participated with the intervention "Engaging stakeholders to improve the management of Natura 2000 sites valuing Ecosystem Services."
04 July 2014 - ARIES: Mapping ecosystem services of agricultural land in the municipality of Petacciato, Campobasso - Molise
The 1st of July, an interesting meeting has taken place at Cursa with the technical staff of the project LIFE+MGN, Maria Laura Carranza and Angela Tavone of the University of Molise, Brian Voigt and Marta Ceroni of the University of Vermont and the Donella Meadows Institute. The meeting aimed to evaluate indicators for quantifying and mapping two ecosystem services...
01 July 2014 - LIFE+ Making Good Natura presented at the third conference AIEAA, Alghero (SS)
During the conference AIEAA "Feeding the Planet and Greening Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities for the bio-economy" which took place at Alghero from 25 to 27/06/2014, a first quantification of the ecosystem services assessed in the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura was presented.
10 June 2014 - A new study about the changes of the global value of ecosystem services
Just published a new study of Robert Costanza et al. in "Global Environmental Change” entitled “Changes in the global value of ecosystem services”.
26 May 2014 - LIFE Platform meeting "Climate change - ecosystem services approach to adaptation and mitigation"
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura has been presented at the LIFE Platform meeting "Climate change - ecosystem services approach to adaptation and mitigation" at Norwich (UK) on the 14-15/05/2014.
03 April 2014 - A network for the application of the results of LIFE+ Making Good Natura
Three days of intensive work for the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura: the 25, 26 and 27 of March important meetings regarding scientific and administrative aspects as well as institutional relationships of the project took place at Rome.
13 March 2014 - Making Good Natura was presented at the workshop of the project LIFE+ EMoNFUr
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura was presented at the third workshop of the project EMoNFUr.
27 February 2014 - The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura presented at MAES
The first Italian National Meeting about the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) took place on the 27th February 2014 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where the first results of the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura were presented.
10 February 2014 - The project LIFE+ MGN was presented at the U.S. Embassy in Italy
On Friday 31th January, the project MGN was presented to the representatives of the National Park Service and the main actors of the managers of the protected areas in Italy...
28 January 2014 - Technical meeting of the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura at Cremona
The 17th of December 2013, a technical meeting between the site managers took place at Cremona.
09 January 2014 - OUR CAPITAL: towards environmental accounting of Italian National Parks
It has been just published the book IL NOSTRO CAPITALE (edited by Davide Marino).
09 December 2013 - Meeting the local communities in Sicily for the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura
The 5th e 6th December, the meetings with the stakeholders of the three study sites in Sicily of the project LIFE + Making Good Natura have taken place...
23 November 2013 - Making Good Natura meets the territory of the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura at the workshop "Financing Natura 2000”
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura has been presented at the workshop Financing Natura 2000.
7 November 2013 - The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura meets the local communities of the study sites in Lombardy
Just concluded the meeting of the steering committee and the meetings with the stakeholders of the study sites in Lombardy
4 November 2013 - GDP and environment: the value of nature
An article of Gianfranco Bologna
23 July 2013 - Making Good Natura meets the stakeholders of the National Park of Pollino
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura has met the stakeholders of the National Park of Pollino on 11-12 July at Rotonda (PZ) to analyse different environmental and management aspects of the study sites “Fagosa-Timpa dell’Orso” and “La Petrosa”.
30 May 2013 - Making Good Natura in the newspaper “La Stampa” of Torino
It has been published the interview of the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura “Chi vuole salvare un albero deve prima dargli un prezzo”.
24 April 2013 - The activities of the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura are proceeding
Just concluded the first meeting of the steering committee, the users committee and the monitoring of the European Commission
4 April 2013 - The economic value of biodiversity
During the presentation of the study of the Environmental Ministry entitled "Parchi nazionali: dal capitale naturale alla contabilità ambientale" the Minister Clini has affirmed that "The richness of a country is not only based on industrial values, but also on the use of natural and energetic resources".
11 March 2013 - The environment is a precondition for economy. Interview of Gaianews.it with Davide Marino
During the interview Davide Marino affirms the necessity for an sustainable economy to stop environmental degradation.
7 March 2013 - Assessment of effectiveness, ecosystem services and the value of protected areas
The methodology MEVAP (Marino et al, 2013) has been applied in three National Parks and Regional Reserves. It will also be applied for the Natura 2000 network in the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura.
6 March 2013 - Nature matters, a document of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force
On 5 March 2013, the final report of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs of the UK) has been published.
4 March 2013 - The value of parks? A support from the effectivness assessment
How can we valorize protected areas? A new methodology is proposed in the book "La Valutazione di Efficacia per le aree protette" by prof. Davide Marino of the University of Molise and President of CURSA.
2 March 2013 - Biodiversity research: an answer to societal issues
The European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) has realized two videos about the essential role of biodiversity research for societal issues.
4 February 2013 - IPBES: a new institute for preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services
More than 500 delegates from 105 Countries have participated at the first plenary meeting of IPBES, (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) at Bonn in Germany.
25 January 2013 - Also nature has a price. Why it is worth to preserve it
Article of Gabriele Beccaria published at “LA STAMPA” Wednesday 23 January 2013.
18 January 2013 - Convention "I servizi eco-sistemici: nuovi approcci per la gestione sostenibile delle aree rurali"
Material of the convention "I servizi eco-sistemici: nuovi approcci per la gestione sostenibile delle aree rurali", which took place on 3 December 2012 at Pisa, is online.
8 November 2012 - The EU presents the project LIFE+ Making Good Natura at Rome
On Wednesday, 7 November, the project was presented at the national meeting of the LIFE+ programme at Rome.
8 October 2012 - The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura has started - first LIFE+ on ecosystem services in Italy
The project LIFE+ Making Good Natura aims at providing management and financing instruments for Italian protected areas by valorizing natural resources.