Conservazione e recupero delle praterie xero-termiche della Valle di Susa mediante la gestione pastorale

Semi-natural dry-grassland consevation and restoration in Valle Susa through grazing management

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The action E5 was concluded.

This action completed the framework of all dissemination initiatives and was aimed at disseminating the project and raising public awareness (local communities, agro-pastoral sector operators, tourists, trade associations, etc.) and schools with respect to the issues / problems addressed in the project and the management solutions identified and implemented.

Various activities were carried out within this action: press releases, meetings in the area, educational activities with schools and educational demonstration films, other unplanned educational activities were also carried out, such as the inauguration of the educational courses or the publication of a calendar of the project.


 News about the progress of the action E5:

 -19/11/2013 - November 22, 2013, 20:30 h: First Meeting on the territory (Action E5)

 -26/11/2013 - First meeting on the territory (Action E5) was celebrated at Bussoleno

-07/10/2015- Action C2-C5-E5: the autumn grazing has started at the Oasi xerotermiche

-29/10/2015- Action E5: There is a preliminary video about the project activities and an informative poster in English!

-25/02/2016- The training activities of the nature guides start, these activities was aimed at the realization of educational activities in schools (Action E5)

-06/04 /2016- We present the video Sheep and Orchids: return to life

-13/05 /2016- Friday 'May 20: Session "From orchids to the wolves: biodiversity and Natura 2000 Network in the Valle di Susa"

18/03 / 2016- Preview movie Sheep and Orchids: return to life

-02/04 /2016- Great participation at the event dedicated to the establishment of land associations for the recovery of abandoned land

-05/04 / 2016- LIFE Xero-grazing meets Protect Nature!

-22/03 /2016- Friday, first of April: "Return to the land: how to overcome the problems of land fragmentation and enhance the abandoned territories. Opportunities and prospects for the Bassa Valle di Susa with land associations"

-13/09/2016 – The LIFE Xero-grazing will be present at the trade show Boster "Bosco e Territorio" of Saturday, September 17

-16/09/2016 – LIFE Xero-grazing was visited by AUSF Italy

-01/03 / 2017- The next March 9, the project LIFE Xero-grazing will be presented at the Botanical Garden of Turin 

-09/03/2017 - Great participation this afternoon t the presentation of the LIFE Xero-grazing project at the Botanical Garden of Turin

 -16/05/2017 - May 21 free guided hiking tour to discover the wonders of the xerotermic oasis (2)

-25/05 / 2017- Great success for the day dedicated to biodiversity and the wonders of the xerotermic oases last May 21

-26/05 / 2017- The Alpi Cozie Parks guests of Rotary Club Susa and Valsusa

-12/07/2017- The results of the photo contest "Wonders of the xerotermic oases" are online

- 11/10/2017 - LIFE Xero-grazing at the IPAMed Workshop

- 28/11/2017 Radio interview with LIFE Xero-grazing

- 14/12/2017 Presentation of the book "Orchids of Piedmont"




- The Valsusa newspaper talks about us

The action E3 was concluded

The dissemination leaflet of the project was published and disseminated in two versions: the first produced in the early stages of project implementation and more targeted at project presentation and the second one was developed in the final phase with the aim to illustrate the problems faced and the solutions made in place.

A 63-page publication of the project was also produced in Italian which illustrates the most significant technical aspects of the project.

Finally, the Layman's report 32-page document was produced in Italian and English with summary results and good practices performed by the project.


News about the progress of the action E3:

-25/05/2015- Inauguration of the trail "Truc San Martino" of Bussoleno

- Download the Layman's report of the project

- The final project document is available


The action E2 foresaw an initial workshop organized for the exchange of knowledge/ideas about the conservation and protection of habitat 6210* and other habitats and species located within the interest of the community through agro-pastoral management. The final conference took place in Turin on 30 and 31 May 2019. Included in this conference were the results of the project, the steps taken in terms of recovery and habitat conservation and also the socio-economic impact.

The presentations of the Final conference are below.

Aimone B. - Nascita e storia del Progetto LIFE Xero-grazing

Facioni L. - La dinamica della vegetazione come srtumento di valutazione dello stato di conservazione degli habitat semi-naturali

Ramanzin M. - Ruminanti e praterie: servizi produttivi e non produttivi

Barni E. - Oasi xerotermiche della bassa Valle di Susa: un'isola di Mediterraneo nelle Alpi

Lonati M. - L'evoluzione dell'agricoltura e dell'allevamento nelle Oasi xerotermiche

Nota G. - La gestione pastorale per il recupero e la conservazione del territorio delle Oasi xerotermiche

Siniscalco C. - Effetti del pascolamento e dell'incendio sulle orchidee nelle praterie xeriche di Foresto e Mompantero

Dibari C. - Come ridurre la vulnerabilità dei pascoli alpini ai cambiamenti climatici: il contributo del progetto LIFE PASTORALP

Pulina A. - Il pascolamento adattativo multi-paddock per favorire i servizi ecosistemici nei sistemi silvopastoralimediterranei: l'esperienza del LIFE-Regenarate

Marino D. - I servizi ecosistemici come indicatori di efficacia delle Aree Protette

Peira G. - Il turismo dei Parchi Alpi Cozie: il profilo del turista

Lombardi G. e Favri P. - Strumenti politici e agronomici di gestione partecipata per il recupere delle terre abbandonate


News about the progress of the action E2:

-10/06/2014- June 20, 2014: Itinerant workshop dedicated to the study and agro-pastoral management of the xero-thermic grasslands

-23/06/2014- The itinerant workshop dedicated to the study and agro-pastoral management of the xero-thermic grasslands was celebrated on June, 20

- 30th of May 2019 Final conference

- Sign up to the Final conference

- LIFE Xerograzing Final conference

The action E1 was completed.

4 notice-boards will be set up and installed in strategic positions, both accessible and visible to users of the SCI IT1110030 and at the sites of intervention. The goal is to inform and educate all visitors to the protected area and in particular, all those who will attend the areas where assistance is required on the theme of the project and the goals of the interventions. The aim is to inform and educate all visitors to the protected area, and in particular, to those who frequent the areas of action, on the subject of the project and on the purpose of proceedings.

It is also planned for 10 permanent wooden panels to be built for the purpose of an educational tour (a ring of 7 km in sector 1, 4 km in sector 2) on the themes: conservation of species, habitats and grazing as a management tool. 8 temporary signs will also be constructed at the work sites to help further understanding (for visitors) about the nature, purpose and origin of the project.


News about the progress of the action E1:


-17/03/2015 - Action E1: preparation of the didactic trails


-0/04/2015- Saturday, May 2: inauguration of the didactic trail


-25/05/2015- Inauguration of the trail "Truc San Martino" of Bussoleno


-25/05/2015 -31 May: Inauguration of the trail "Truc San Martino"of Bussoleno on the XII edition of "Voler Bene all’Italia"



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