National Research Council of Italy

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IBBR Project #190

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Sacred Natural Sites
Project ID 190
ID 2015P8524C
Project acronym and title Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Sacred Natural Sites
Contract -
Description This interdisciplinary project investigates how patches of land protected by virtue of spiritual motives, henceforth named ‘Sacred Natural Sites’ (SNS), can best contribute to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity. The project investigates if the long lasting traditional management practices in SNS in Italy, where the history of such cultural issues is fairly long, is a major determinant of special biodiversity and ecosystem services with a special focus on vegetation, soil and soil biota. Thus, the project proposes innovative policy instruments for sounder integration of these areas into current schemes of land protection. The project intercepts a rapidly growing interest in the relation between faiths and nature conservation, both globally and within Roman Catholicism in particular, and responds to the accruing need for new and more effective conservation strategies
Funding body -
UOS Perugia
Role Coordinatore/Research Unit
Signatory Riccioni Claudia
Contact Person Riccioni Claudia
Starting of activities 2016
Ending of activities 2019
Extension -
Amount (euro) 247315.00
Technological Area -
Technological Field Ottimizzazione dell’uso delle risorse naturali negli ecosistemi agricoli e forestali
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Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR/CNR)
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