LIFE4FIR at the IV National Congress on Micropropagation – Bari (Italy),12-14 October 2022

Researchers from the LIFE4FIR team participated in the IV National Congress on Micropropagation held in Bari in October 2022. During the event, the oral presentation ‘Biotechnology for biodiversity conservation: an overview of its application for the conservation of the critically endangered Abies nebrodensis (Sicilian fir) in Sicily‘ (Izgu et al.) was delivered.

The video surveillance system of the Abies Nebrodensis trail is ready!

The activities of the LIFE4FIR project also include the implementation of a video surveillance system which, on the one hand, represents a deterrent for any illegal activities  and, on the other, allows the monitoring of wild herbivores.

The plant consists of several video cameras (powered by solar panels and batteries) which have been positioned in ertain strategic points of the Abies nebrodensis trail.

The system was completed and activated in June 2022. Below are some photos taken during the installation of the cameras and the start-up of the system.