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Title of the project

Padule di Fucecchio Il Padule che vorremmo

Description

The aim is the restoration and maintenance of the wetland. Without appropriate actions there is a concrete risk of a wetland vanish because of natural replenishment process.

Establishment of wildlife refuge (Il Tonini zone). Cutting of the marsh grasses to create open flood spaces. Reinstating of old natural irrigation channels. Planting of hedges composed of indigenous shrub species. Planting of game crops (corn and sorghum) throughout the wetland according to the principles of organic farming.

Actions have been conducted in late summer period by reduced use of mechanical means and consistent use of handwork, in order to grant maximum respect and reduce any disturbance.

Results

The flooding has permitted the development and growth of several vegetation species typical for wetlands.

A return and a growing presence of various avifauna has been observed (game and non-game species), especially waterfowl species

Location

Country Italy
Level Local
Site Padule di Fucecchio
Province(s) Pistoia province
Region Tuscany

Habitat Types

Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species,

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)

Partners

Leading partners Federcaccia toscana (http://www.federcacciatoscana.it/)

Sezione provinciale di Pistoia

Sezione Comunale di Ponte Buggianese
Other partners Pistoia province (https://www.comune.pistoia.it/1539/il-comune), Tuscany Region

Weblinks

http://www.zoneumidetoscane.it/