Spring monitoring at the reintroduction and the reinforcement sites

The monitoring of the six reintroduction and reinforcement sites was carried out. The survival rates are clearly different with regard to the two actions, with a survival rate of 54.4% in the reintroduction sites, and 26.1 in the reinforcement sites. Despite the low rainfall of the last two months, 23%…

Environmental education course and knowledge of the Trapani and Paceco saltpans reserve

The Trapani welcome partner association of the project called "Saline Reserve - in collaboration with the managing body promotes a training initiative regarding awareness, knowledge and proper use of the reserve by tour operators and disseminators. The training initiative is aimed at local operators who work in various capacities in…

Winter monitoring of the new populations at Salina Calcara and Cala Pozzo

The monitoring of the two new populations of Salina Calcara and Cala Pozzo (Favignana Island) was carried out. The young plants translocated about one month ago have a survival rate of 91% and 96%, respectively.  Also the translocations of 2021 have a satisfactory survival rate (35% and 40%, respectively). Due…

Eradication of invasive alien species completed

The eradication of invasive alien species has been completed in the 6 sites concerned. In total, more than 7200 m² of coastal habitats in which Calendula maritima is present have been cleared by Carpobrotus edulis. The removal of Carpobrotus is favoring the recovery of coastal communities where Calendula maritima finds…

Completion of translocation sites of Salina Calcara and Favignana

The translocation activities of Calendula maritima in the two sites of Salina Calcara and Favignana were completed in January 2022. Respectively 20 new nuclei have been planted at Salina Calcara and 17 at Favignana for a total of 370 plants.

Completion of reinforcement activities at Isola Lunga

The activities of reinforcement of the small population of Calendula maritima at Isola Lunga were completed in January 2022. 21 new nuclei were implanted in three areas fenced with anti-rabbit nets for a total of 210 plants.

A new translocation site for Calendula maritima

A new population of Calendula maritima has been reintroduced at the Fortino site in the Municipality of Erice. In total 80 plants have been planted in an area made available by the municipality that was involved in the project thanks to the recent networking activities and online meetings aimed at…