Workshop al MUSE

Climate change is a topic of great concern in the Alpine system and it is considered to be a major factor causing the decline of many birds species adapted to these environments. Furthermore human activities such as forest exploitation, pastoral abandonment and recreational activities are likely to exacerbate climate change effects. For example, the expansion of ski-pistes could have negative effects on mountain biodiversity if these will be realized on important habitats where threatened species occurs.

On the 3rd-4th of March, European researchers engaged in studying Alpine biodiversity conservation (MUSE, University of Turin, University of Pavia, LIPU, Fondazione Lombarda per l'Ambiente, University of Berna, Swiss ornithological institute, Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage, Mountain Galliformes Observatory, Birdlife Slovenia, National Institute of Biology Slovenia) will meet at MUSE to discuss over current and future research projects, as well as potential collaboration and funding opportunities, aimed at improving the conservation status of this sensitive fauna projected to be at high risk of extinction.