Mine Vaganti NGO is a partner in a project proposal in the frame of the “Bando Ambiente 2018” of the Fondazione CON IL SUD.
The Call, expired on June 8, 2018, focused on the prevention and reduction of environmental risks within Parks and Protected Natural Areas in southern regions.
In fact, over 200 protected natural areas in southern Italy are threatened by loss of biodiversity, pollution, fires and, more generally, by hydro-geological instability. A heritage of such a great cultural and economic value must be protected and valorized through an effort extended to the entire community.
The “Bando Ambiente 2018” is embedded in the logic of the European Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and of the National Biodiversity Strategy, which recognize the value of ecosystem services in decision-making and spatial planning processes, in order to adequately conserve and capitalize upon environmental capital in the context of sustainable development policies.
In this context it is also essential to actively involve the communities residing in protected areas and in the surrounding areas, through the promotion of initiatives and mechanisms that are able to promote the diffusion of behaviors aimed at the care and defense of the environment.