International Meeting on the Conservation of High Mountain Lakes

6 – 8 July 2017 – Gran Paradiso National Park, Ceresole Reale, Italy

High mountain lakes host peculiar aquatic biota and are considered biodiversity reservoirs. Most high altitude lakes are endangered by several global, regional and local threats, and more specifically by introduced fish. This meeting will focus on the role of the Natura2000 sites and protected areas, on the recent research advances, and also on management strategies and specific experiences to achieve a long term conservation of high mountain lake ecosystems.

The meeting served as one of the final events of the LIFE+ Project BIOAQUAE (Biodiversity Improvement of Aquatic Alpine Ecosystems, LIFE11 BIOIT000020) coordinated by the Gran Paradiso National Park and providing, among others, for three conservation actions aimed at restoring alpine lakes ecosystems from local anthropogenic impacts.

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