Type of project:
Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, 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 water management entities about changing water management methods to allow for natural processes
Aim and vision:
The purpose is to provide a first regional experience for rewilding through restoration and maintenance of natural original habitats of the plain named Tavoliere delle Puglie and the coastal zone of the Gulf of Manfredonia and the recovery of endangered or extinct species.
The purpose of the project is to review, through a process of rewilding, the historical landscape of this part of the plains in Puglia. In earlier days, this was determined by the ancient practice of transhumance that created large savannas interspersed with wetlands, until they were transformed into farmland.
Uniqueness of the project:
The area used to be visited by a species on the brink of extinction: the Slender-billed Curlew. It is one of the most important wetlands in south-central Italy due to the presence of more than 300 species of birds, many of which are considered priority birds.
Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research