Project essentials

The project

This project aims to trigger the reforestation of Cystoseira within the Cinque Terre and Miramare marine protected areas, where this taxon was present, as proven by museum and scientific literature records. Disappearance causes have been removed and the protection is guaranteed by the marine protected areas. The project involves the transplanting of Cystoseira cultured juveniles, with advantages in terms of time, costs and ecological impact.

Cystoseira

Cystoseira plays a key role in marine conservation supporting biodiversity, food webs, and
sequestrating large amount of CO2. In the last decades Cystoseira was reduced in Mediterranean due to anthropogenic pressure. Cystoseira is under surveillance as vulnerable: the lack of adults producing recruits and limited dispersal capabilities of Cystoseira hamper natural recolonisation.

The consortium

The Consortium is  composed by experts in conservation, study and research, communication and dissemination, information technology and digital communication.

Latest news

Sites monitoring | Monitoraggio dei siti

Dopo un mese dalla messa in mare nell’AMP delle Cinque Terre, le piccole Cystoseire sembrano trovarsi bene e crescono nel loro nuovo habitat! Noi le teniamo ben monitorate, fotografandole regolarmente e controllando che i dischetti siano ben attaccati! After a month of being put into the sea in the AMP of the Cinque Terre, the […]

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Mission accomplished! 

Mission accomplished! More then 400 tiles and many thousand of baby Cystoseira are finally in their new home at Cinqueterre MPA. Be fruitful and multiply, little babies! Missione compiuta Più di 400 piastrelle e migliaia di piccole Cystoseira sono finalmente nella nuova casa nell’AMP Cinqueterre. Crescete e moltiplicatevi!

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Cystoseira amentacea è una macroalga bruna della zona di marea, poco conosciuta al di fuori degli scienziati, eppure molto importante. Si tratta di una specie endemica del Mediterraneo che essendo sensibile a diverse pressioni antropiche è in forte regressione in molte zone. Per questo è una specie protetta a livello internazionale: è inserita nell’allegato I della Convenzione di […]

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