The Project RESTO CON LIFE “Island conservation in Tuscany, restoring habitats not only for birds” is a Life Natura project co-funded by the European Commission. Over the next four years, the coordinating beneficiary Tuscan Archipelago National Park – together with the associated beneficiaries, the Institute for the Protection and Environmental Research, the Department of Biology of the University of Florence, and the Territorial Office for Biodiversity of the State Forestry – will work on improving the conservation status of habitats and rare species of animals and plants on the islands of Pianosa, Elba, Montecristo, and Giannutri.
This broad-spectrum intervention project is endowed with a total investment of EUR 3,123.67 million; it is aimed at the re-naturalization of complex systems altered in part by human intervention, so as to protect sea birds and avifauna nesting in the Mediterranean shrubland, endemic reptiles, holm oak and juniper woods, coastal dunes and the vegetation of rocky coasts, vernal pools, and meadows with annual herbaceous plants typical of warm-arid environments.
Work has just started; the project staff is busy defining the details of the operational interventions.
Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)
Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan)
Datford Warbler (Sylvia undata)
Audouinii’s gull (Larus audouinii)
European leaf-toed gecko (Euleptes europaea = Phyllodactylus europaeus)
Montecristo Goat (Capra aegagrus)
Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)
Phoenicean juniper (Juniperus phoenicea)
Limonium (Limonium sp.pl.)
Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum)