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© Photo contest "Le stagioni della Laguna - paesaggio, flora e fauna" – 2007

The project LIFE VIMINE

The LIFE VIMINE project (2013-2017) aimed to define and implement a novel integrated approach to the protection of salt marshes from erosion and to landscape management in the Venice Lagoon. The unique salt marsh habitats are rapidly disappearing from the Lagoon due to both natural processes and human impacts of various kinds (e.g., lagoon hydrodynamic alterations caused by the excavation of deep channels and modifications made to the lagoon inlets, low amount of sediments entering the lagoon, waves generated by motor boats and wind, fishing techniques resuspending sediments, etc.). In LIFE VIMINE we constructed micro low-impact soil-bioengineering works to protect few critical eroding spots on the salt marshes edges, to stop erosion before it got out of control, assigning a key role to the designmonitoring and regular maintenance phases of protection works. The core of LIFE VIMINE was the involvement of local communities and stakeholders, fundamental to ensure the long-term  sustainability of VIMINE’s activities beyond the end of the project through the deep bond of local communities to the lagoon and their knowledge of it. Our demonstrative project tested the efficacy of this approach in the northern Lagoon, in the area of the islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello and of the Laghi wetland. 

 

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The video of the final conference of the project can be seen online.

Online you can find the final agenda for the conference to be held on 22/06/2017!

The final project conference will be held on the 22nd of June 2017 in Venice. Attached you can find the agenda.

Today is Landscape Day in Italy and so we publish the official video of LIFE VIMINE, a documentary on the activities of conservation of salt marshes, which represent a key component of the landscape of the Venice lagoon.

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