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Monitoring of the Wolf Population in the National Park of Casentino Forests - ISPRA ex-INFS

The objectives of the research are the coordination of monitoring through Wolf-howling activities carried out by the State Forestry Corps; collection of genetic samples for the implementation of the regional genotype database; the evaluation of the status of the Wolf in the Park also comparing the historical presence data to evaluate the trend and the possible threat factors for the population.

Monitoring project of the chiropterofauna of the national park - Coop. Dream

Survey on the population of Chiroptera in the National Park of Casentino Forests, through surveys using a bat-detector accompanied by mapping of the presence and distribution of the various species and in-depth investigations on refuge sites and other areas of particular interest.

Ornithological monitoring of nesting and rare and endangered species - Coop. Dream and Coop. Sterna

Starting from spring 2013, the Park has been the subject of a monitoring plan for breeding birds that covers the entire surface of the protected area, started in 1992 only in the part of Arezzo. In addition to this, specific investigations concern species of particular interest, being considered rare and threatened within the Park.

Recovery of the indigenous population of brown trout in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines - Meldola Museum of Ecology

The project aims to identify any populations of indigenous/native trout in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines, with genetic characterization ascribable to the Mediterranean evolutionary lineage/branch. The actions foresee a sampling and phenotypic identification on a large area, a genetic validation of the specimens and populations identified, a distribution mapping and structure of the populations of the native trout.

Study of the spatial behaviour of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) - University of Sassari

Study of the spatial behaviour of the boar with evaluation of the use of territory according to sex, age, and season. Study of the use of the protected area as a refuge site during hunting activity.

Monitoring of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) in the National Park of Casentino Forests - Planning and Management Office of the Casentino Forests National Park

Study of the distribution and consistency of the raccoon, an invasive alien species, in the National Park and in the surrounding areas. Elaboration and implementation of the Eradication Plan.