The LIFE programme was established in 1992 by the European Union and so far it has financed more than 4500 projects in the field of environment, nature and climate change. Through these projects, the LIFE Programme has facilitated the uptake of innovative environmental solutions and has generated best practices on sustainable development.
The project aims to support conservation efforts targeting Natura 2000 sites in Crete by motivating the public to participate in relevant decision-making processes and by highlighting the socio-economic damage that will result from biodiversity loss in Crete.
The main objective of the SEA FOREST LIFE project is to increase the capacity of the carbon reservoirs of Posidonia meadows by reducing erosion and subsequently consolidating habitats.
The iLIFE-TROODOS project aims to increase public awareness of the Troodos national forest park’s natural values and the ecosystem services it provides. This site is one of the most visited Natura 2000 sites in Cyprus and one of the most important natural ecosystem and biodiversity hotspots of the island.
The project will demonstrate the innovative development and design of multifunctional green and blue infrastructure (GI&BI) elements in peri-urban areas. These elements will deliver multiple ecosystem services and functions for many different interested parties. The seven densely-populated pilot areas covered by the project are part of the peri-urban areas of Brussels and Hasselt-Genk.
This LIFE VIMINE project aims to demonstrate an integrated approach to the conservation of interior salt marshes based on prevention through routine, temporally-continuous and spatially-diffuse actions of monitoring and maintenance, as opposed to one-off protection actions.
The goal of LIFE SAM4CP was to create an easy-to-use simulator that will allow town planners and other relevant decision-makers to take the ecological functions of soil into account when assessing the environmental and economic costs and benefits of potential urban planning and land-use measures and choices.
The cross-cutting objective of the LIFE IP - MarHa project is to achieve or maintain a favourable conservation status for marine habitats listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive. To achieve this, while ensuring effective and transparent management of the sites, the integrated project has the following operational objectives: 1. Management and governance allowing for a coordinated implementation of the Habitats Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Water Framework Directive; 2. Improved capacities and tools for implementing Natura 2000 policy; 3. Integration of marine users and activities; 4. Effective, proven and disseminated conservation and pressure mitigation actions; 5. Assessment of the conservation status of marine habitats; 6. Recognition by society of the marine Natura 2000 initiative; 7. Long-term future of the IP actions; 8. Reinforced international cooperation; and 9. Optimised project management and responsibility from an environmental standpoint.
FRESHABIT focuses on fresh- and groundwater dependent habitats, coastal and estuarine habitats and species depending on water in several Natura 2000 network sites across Finland. The project aims to develop new methodology and indicators for assessing the conservation status of freshwater habitats. It further aims to improve the ecological status, management, and sustainable use of these habitats, by developing networks and operational models, and testing them in selected catchments. The project will enhance capacity building, by setting up coordination structures and pathways that enable the full implementation of the prioritised action framework (PAF) and other environmental policies. By improving multisectoral cooperation, FRESHABIT aims to develop new model frameworks and operational models to facilitate long-lasting results.
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