© Photo contest "Le stagioni della Laguna - paesaggio, flora e fauna" – 2007
The LIFE VIMINE project aims to define and implement an integrated approach to the protection of salt marshes from erosion and landscape management in the northern part of the Venice Lagoon. These unique habitats are rapidly disappearing due to both natural processes and human impacts of various kinds (eg. waves generated by motor boats and wind, lagoon hydrodynamic alterations caused by the excavation of deep canals, low amounts of sediments entering the lagoon with respect to those emitted from the lagoon to the sea, etc.). In LIFE VIMINE we realize micro low-impact bioengineering works to protect few critical eroding spots on the salt marshes borders, to stop erosion before it degenerates, assigning a key role to the design, monitoring, and maintenance phases of protection works. Besides this practical purpose, the most important value of LIFE VIMINE is the involvement of local communities and stakeholders in the project activities, to ensure their sustainability beyond the end of the project. Valuing the deep bond of local communities to the landscape and their knowledge of the territory and its dynamics, we expect to ensure a long-term future to the project and its approach.
© Emiliano Ramieri
On 12th of October in Venice, we will publicly present the "Chart of Sustainable Tourism in the Northern Lagoon of Venice" created in LIFE VIMINE.
The participatory process to create a Chart of the Sustainable Tourism in the North Lagoon goes on: a second public workshop will be held on Tuesday, 7th of June, in Venice.
Tourism is an important business in Venice but it has large environmental and cultural impacts, therefore LIFE VIMINE is going to create a Chart of the Sustainable Tourism in the Northern Lagoon of Venice, a tool to promote tourism activities which respect the environment, local identity and traditions of the lagoon.
LIFE VIMINE aims to create a network of business operators which are concretely committed to environmental protection, giving them visibility. A tool to do so is the Chart of Sustainable Tourism.