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Ospiti fissi della costa - Pasqualina Dongu - Molentargius (CA)
The STeRNA project "Casaraccio lagoons, natural resources and environments" was presented by Stintino Comune in collaboration with Conservatoria delle Costa and the Stintino fishing cooperative. It received around €2 million from the Life+ programme and aims to enhance the environmental potential of the area, restoring the original natural value through stewardship of species and habitats within the SIC and ZPS zones.

The SteRNA project was officially launched on the 1st September 2011 and contains a set of actions to be completed in 2015.
These actions will take place in the Casaraccio lagoon, one of the most important wetland areas to be conserved in Northern Sardinia thanks to the presence of diverse species of bird throughout the year.
One of the project objectives is to ensure the protection and conservation of the habitats and species listed in the Habitat Directive (92/43/CE) and the associated Birds Directive (79/409/CEE) and which are present in the Casaraccio lagoon. In particular the egret, (egretta garzetta), the Italian stilt (himantopus himantopus), the little tern (sterna albifrons) and the common tern (sterna hirundo), in addition to the priority habitats 1150* coastal lagoons and 1510* Mediterranean saltlands.

Further, the restoration of the coastal lagoon should guarantee the restoration and conservation of the habitats and species present in the Casaraccio lagoon through the cleaning of the canal.
The SIC and ZPS zones will be further enhanced, connecting the Casaraccio lagoon natural pathways with those of the “Coasts and small islands of Northern Sardinia”. This will create an ecological corridor between the lagoon and the rocky habitats.
The project aims to have an economic effect of the local communities through the promotion and sustainable development of economic activities linked to the sustainable management of the natural environment and its resources, the cleaning of the lagoon mouths and canals, and thereby improving fishing activities.

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Visit the LIFE STeRNA project website