Type of project:
Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present, Methods and experiences to allow natural numbers and densities of native, wild or rewilded species, Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, Projects based on a stewardship anchored in respect for land, water, and all living things, with a management striving to support natural processes and utilize nature’s own mechanism, Projects creating local pride and common ownership and responsibility for wild nature amongst land owners, communities and resource users, leading to new alternative uses, Re-introductions / re-stockings of locally extinct or rare key wildlife species, or breeding of such species with the goal to release them into the wild, Successful agreements with hunting entities about sustainable hunting and the development of wildlife watching tourism, in order to bring back wildlife in natural numbers, Successful examples of enterprises that are based on economic values of the wild and that contribute to rewilding through generating revenues, business, jobs and income, Successful examples of initiatives that address to reduce human-wildlife conflict, and show tangible benefits / reduced problems for the local people
Aim and vision:
To maintain and restore habitats and species at favourable conservation status. To favor the conservation of large animals and support reintroduction of still rare species. To involve local communities and establish new business opportunities linked to the wildlife presence.
Paspardo is a well known destination for wildlife tourism which brings incomes for local communities, becoming a model of the positive interaction between human activities and nature conservation. Huge public support ensures adequate Natura 2000 management and conservation forest and pasture.
Uniqueness of the project:
For thousands of years, with its rock engravings, Paspardo is a reference on an international scale of the spiritual relationship between man and nature. The project intends to walk in the path of this symbolic value to contribute to the definition of a new scenario of sustainable life on the Alps.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research, Sale of sustainable products