An opening conference is to be held at end of January 2011, by the coordinators of ‘PRIME’, an Italian LIFE Environmental project aiming to recycle beached Posidonia residues – an economic and environmental problem for many Mediterranean coastal communities.
Every year in the many Mediterranean coastal towns affected by the phenomenon, thousands of tonnes of the washed-up seagrass residues are collected and disposed of in landfill sites. As well as the cost of their removal, the rotting residues cause an unpleasant smell, which is off-putting to bathers and visitors. The 2010-13 LIFE project (LIFE09 ENV/IT/000061) is looking to reduce the environmental impact of their removal and to reduce the costs related to their disposal, principally through the reuse and the composting of the collected biomass.
The project’s opening conference takes place on 31 January 2011 at 9:30 at the University of Bari "Aldo Moro"- Faculty of Agronomy. For more information, see the project website at: www.lifeprime.eu.
LIFE-Nature project, Conservation and upgrading of habitats for rare butterflies of wet, semi-natural meadows (LIFE06 NAT/PL/000100) will organise its final conference as the main event of the Warsaw World Wetlands Day celebrations 2011.
Targeting LIFE-Nature projects focusing on biodiversity conservation, with an emphasis on central European wetlands, the conference aims to present the current challenges and constraints in the conservation and restoration of wetland ecosystems in Europe.