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International meeting on the conservation of high mountain lakes

(9 July 2017)


Great participation at the international meeting on the conservation of high mountain lakes held from July 6 to 8, 2017 at the Gran Paradiso National Park in the Italian Alps. The meeting was organized in the framework of the closing events of the LIFE BIOAQUAE Project (Improvement of the biodiversity of the aquatic ecosystems of the Alps, LIFE11 BIO / IT / 000020) in collaboration with the LIFE LIMNOPIRINEUS Project (Restoration of lentics habitats and aquatic species of community interest in the high mountains of the Pyrenees, LIFE13 NAT / ES / 001210) and has focused on the role of Natura 2000 sites and protected areas, on recent advances in research, as well as on strategies management and specific experiences to achieve a long-term conservation of high mountainous ecosystems.

The meeting included technicians and scientists from different institutions throughout Europe and part of the United States and had 22 oral presentations and 19 posters.