GoProFOR LIFE will encourage the exchange of knowledge and good practice for the management of biodiversity of forest habitats in Natura 2000 sites.
The aim is to increase awareness among local authorities managing those areas, and among stakeholders who have an impact on the conservation of habitats and species. This includes promoting active forest management to improve the conservation status of species and habitats.
The project will share good practices with forestry technicians in Italy working in forests that are part of the Natura 2000 network and encourage their adoption in forest planning tools. It will also encourage Italian policy-makers to adopt good practices in forestry management in the country’s next Rural Development Plan.
GoProFOR LIFE will seek to achieve a lasting impact by establishing a networking platform for forest experts and by making citizens more aware of the impact of proper forest management, including through an ecotourism app.