The project LETSGO GIGLIO “Less alien species in the Tuscan Archipelago: new actions to protect Giglio island habitats” is a project that has a very ambitious goal: that of improve the quality and natural character of the ecosystem present on the Giglio Island, protecting its habitats and some species that live there, in line with the provisions of the Council Directive of 21 May 1992 (Directive 92/43/EEC) Conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna, also called “Habitats” Directive.
The actions of the project will take place on the important Natura 2000 site, which includes the Giglio Island almost entirely. The island features many habitats and species of community interest and most of them are threatened by the spread of invasive alien species (also called “IAS”, an acronym for Invasive Alien Species).
The activities will extend over 3 and a half years, from July 2019 to December 31, 2023.
The partnership is made up of: the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, coordinating beneficiary, together with associated beneficiaries: the Department of Biology of the University of Florence and NEMO, Nature and Environment Management Operators.