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LIFE is good for the environment

Friday, January 18, 2019

LIFE, the EU’s fund for the environment, nature and climate action, has funded more than 2 600 environmental projects since 1992. LIFE has invested over €2.1 billion in these projects, which have mobilised more than €5.2 billion euros in total. It has helped nearly 500 local, regional and national authorities to develop, update and implement environmental legislation. And it has involved more than 650 enterprises and industry organisations in the quest for green solutions, best practices and close-to-market technologies.

Bringing Salmon back to river after two Centuries

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The UK’s longest rock ramp construction is set to return salmon and other fish species to a Scottish river for the first time in over 200 years.

In the first project of its kind in Scotland, RiverLife has begun to transform the River Avon and the River Almond in West Lothian through a mixture of large scale capital projects and smaller scale works.

Beavers are back in Italy after an absence of nearly 500 years as big mammals rebound in Europe

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

After an absence from Italy of nearly 500 years, beavers are back.

The species, which was once widespread across Europe, has been spotted in Italy’s northerly region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

The animals are believed to have wandered over the border from neighbouring Austria or possibly Slovenia.

An adult beaver was filmed by a camera trap in a forest near Tarvisio, a town that lies in the triangle where Italy, Austria and Slovenia converge.

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