2nd MONITORING VISIT OF THE LIFE GRACE PROJECT

The second monitoring visit by the European Commission of the LIFE Grace project took place on May 25-26 with Iva Rossi, the monitor and the participation of all project partners (Arsial, DEB, Green Factor, Firab, and Comunità Ambiente).

The first day at the Arsial headquarters in Rome was dedicated to the technical and financial progress of the project. While on May 26, the on-site inspections were carried out in the municipality of Rivodutri (RI) and the municipality of Cantalice (RI) on the Monti Reatini SPAs and included the participation of the mayors of the Municipalities of Rivodutri and Cantalice and some breeders.

The grasslands are very small and fragmented because, over the years, many areas used for grazing are now entirely covered with shrubs and bushes. 

The visit was also an opportunity to discuss with the breeders the problems in the areas and the possible activation of authorization procedures for the recovery measures of the grazing surfaces affected by evolutionary processes in the N2000 areas.

In Rivodutri (RI) some Chianina cattle and horses grazing. The breeders bring cattle and horses to graze in those areas for a period ranging from May to October.

Orchids grassland in Cantalice (RI), in detail the orchid species Anacamptis morio Anacamptis morio.