The LifeTIB project - lifetib.it
Life on Earth is rich, complex, and surprising. In order to understand it, we must imagine an extremely varied web of natural habitats that are inexorably linked to one another, or interconnected. Biodiversity is the wealth of life on Earth. We are all part of this system: us humans depend on its other animal, plant, and geological components for our own survival. But this system is in deep trouble, the web that binds us is coming apart, and man is to blame: we are damaging the Earth’s natural patrimony at an alarming rate. The LIFE TIB project aims to rectify this situation by improving and protecting a green area, a portion of the main ecological corridor traversing the Po Plain. It is an element of primary importance for the Natura 2000 network, which extends on a European scale, since it links the Alpine and Continental bioregions. In particular, the portion affected by the LIFE TIB project extends from the Pre-Alpine foothills of Campo dei Fiori (north of Varese) and the Ticino River Valley.
The project, which will conclude in December 2015, has the Province of Varese as the project leader, with other partners including the Lombardy Region, LIPU–Birdlife Italy and Fondazione Cariplo. Also participating are the two natural parks and the thirty-five municipalities in Varese province whose territory is traversed by the two ecological corridors.