[automatically translated] The climatic conditions of the Mediterranean regions, characterized by frequent dry years, contributing to the weakening of forest ecosystems. As a result the forests reduce their production capacities and are more prone to secondary degradation. Moreover, the economic and social contexts may contribute to the degradation with the spread of improper use of the resource (forest cutting, grazing) and the spread of forest fires. The overall objective of the project is to preserve the forest systems in the Mediterranean environment from the risks posed by climate change, through naturalization processes, biodiversity enhancement and improved responsiveness, in the recovery process, following destabilizing events. specific objective is to implement a regional forest policy can increase the capacity of resilience of the Sicilian forests, improving the ecosystem efficiency and encouraging the preservation of biodiversity. Among the actions planned by the project, which runs until the end of 2015, we can mention the classification of Sicilian forest categories according to sensitivity to desertification, the diachronic survey on the use and land cover of the main Sicilian forest landscapes, definition of specific silvicultural practices; the creation of 120 hectares of demonstration actions in 6 areas of Sicily; the realization of 6 floors of forestry address through participative processes with local populations.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|