LIFE4FIR celebrates 30 years of the LIFE programme!! – 16-17 May 2022

LIFE programme celebrates 30 years! LIFE4FIR organized two events to celebrate the programme and promote initiatives to protect the environment.

Open day in Polizzi Generosa

On May 16, 2022, an open day was organized at the council chamber of the Municipality of Polizzi Generosa (Italy) dedicated to raising awareness on environmental issues and the conservation of Abies nebrodensis (here the agenda of the day).

Several school groups took part in the event: the LIFE4FIR project and the opportunities for the environment offered by the LIFE programme were presented to them.

At the end of the presentations at the council chamber, the group walked towards the population of Abies Nebrodensis managed by the LIFE4FIR project, to learn about the activities in progress for their protection. The open day ended with a lunch at the Piano di Noce nursery served by the students of the Hotel School.

Workshop at the botanical garden of the University of Palermo

On May 17, the Workshop ‘Innovative strategies for the ex situ conservation of Abies nebrodensis was held in the Domenico Lanza Room of the Botanical Garden of the University of Palermo (here the program of the event).

During the workshop the ex situ propagation strategies adopted during the project for the conservation of Abies nebrodensis ex situ were presented