What priorities for the conservation of birds in the territory of the project MARISTANIS?

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Let's talk about birds, on the occasion of the World Day of Wetlands, scheduled for February 2: in Oristano, at the Lido Restaurant, from 10 to 12.30, is scheduled the scientific seminar sponsored by MEDSEA entitled "What priorities for the conservation of birds in the territory of the project MARISTANIS?", edited by LIPU.

The key to the designation of wetlands of international importance is the presence of aquatic birds. Their protection in the privileged habitat becomes an indispensable factor for the conservation of wider aspects of biodiversity. In the areas of MARISTANIS there are some globally endangered species such as the Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis), the European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur), the pochard (Aythya ferina) and the lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), included in the list of species SPEC1 in the latest report BirdLife 2017.

SPEC 1 indicates the species present in Europe and considered of global conservationist interest. In the MARISTANIS area there are also some target species of conservation interest, whose protection requires the simultaneous conservation of the habitat in which they live or reproduce: e.g Kentish plover and swamphen. In the territory of the Maristanis project, consisting of 11 coastal municipalities, there are six RAMSAR areas. The RAMSAR Convention has a primary objective: the international protection of the areas defined as "wetlands" through the identification and study of the characteristic aspects, in particular the birdlife, and the activation of protection and enhancement programs.