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After the experience in Malmö in 2014 the LIFE STRADE project has been presented at the International Conference of the IENE Network, which has taken place from 30 August to 2 September 2016 in Lyon, France. The conference has been attended by over 450 persons from 44 different countries.
EXPERIMENTATION OF A THERMIC CAMERA
During the last month (August 2016) we have installed a new version of the road kill prevention device, which involves the use of a thermic video camera.
This tool replaces the infrared sensors that have been used in the previous devices.
The advantages of this camera are that
In June 2016 in Terni Province we have started the installation of the fifteenth road kill prevention device.
The novelty of this device is represented by the use of a thermic video camera, which can register the presence of animals that approach the road. It offers new interesting possibilities to cover large areas with a constant quality, and in different environmental situations.
On 26.01.2016, in the Castle of Pettorano sul Gizio (AQ) we held the second workshop to disseminate the results obtained within the LIFE project Strade. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Regional Reserve Monte Genzana e Alto Gizio and the research centre for the ecological network of the reserve. Twenty-seven people participated.
On 27/10/2015 the project LIFE STRADE was presented in Colle Val d’Elsa (SI) as part of an initiative called “The road, between passion and safety”, which sought to promote aware and responsible driving. The event was coordinated by the Committee of Sports Associations of Siena.
During the month of October, 3 systems to prevent traffic accidents with wildlife were installed: 1 in the Province of Terni and 2 in the Province of Grosseto
Two of the systems had been installed on the road sp 3 bis, in the municipality of Monte Calvo in Foglia, while the other one had been installed on the road sp 3, in the municipality of Cagli.
Monitoring of the functionality of the prevention systems is carried out through periodic field inspections and by checking the signals received via email on a daily basis.
To date, throughout the course of the project, 11 prevention systems to prevent traffic collisions with wildlife have been installed.
On the 11th and 12th of May the project was visited by our colleague Spyros Psaroudas, who is a representative of the project LIFE ARCTOS KASTORIA (LIFE09 NAT/GR/000333) and expert in large carnivore conservation and management of traffic collisions with wildlife.
We produced a travelling exhibit to raise public awareness regarding traffic accidents with wildlife. The exhibit is composed of 10 posters that explain various aspects of the phenomenon and the activities undertaken by the project.
In the Province of Terni, on the Provincial Road 99 we installed the first signs aimed at calling the attention of drivers to inform them that activities to prevent road accidents with wildlife are being carried out in the area.
On the 23rd and 24th of April the project was visited by a representative of the external monitoring group, Dr. Riccardo Scalera, accompanied by Dr Bent Jepsen who represents the company responsible for the monitoring (www.neemo.eu), as well as Dr. Stefania Betti from the LIFE Focal Point of the Ministry of the Environment
The conference was organized within the project ARCTOS/KASTORIA (LIFE09 NAT/GR/000333) in Greece between the 6th and the 8th of February 2014.
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Between September 16th and 19th 2014 the LIFE project STRADE was presented at the conference organized by the IENE network (Infra Eco Network Europe, www.iene.info) in Malmo, Sweden.
On July 3rd 2014 in Castel Giorgio (TR), we held a public event to present the prevention system for traffic collisions with wildlife that was installed in SS 74 Maremma.
The development of a management protocol for the impact of traffic collisions on wildlife (Action C2) foresees a participatory process to engage the various institutions and associations that are involved in the phenomenon.
A system to prevent traffic accidents with wildlife is being tested on the provincial road sp 40, in the Province of Grosseto (fig. 1) and on the state road SS74 Maremmana, in the Province of Terni (fig. 2). Testing is being carried out in order to investigate the most efficient ways to set up the system and to experiment different types of sensors that registerthe presence of animals along the road.
On 17 Decemberwe have started the testing of the first system to prevent road collisions with wildlife, foreseen in action A7 of the STRADE project, in the Province of Grosseto, with the participation of the staff of the three involved departments of the Province Administration.
On 30 October 2013 the first technical workshop has taken place in the frame of the LIFE STRADE project, at the headquarters of Marche Region in Ancona.
The monitoring of wildlife mortality on the four selected road segments in each Province is proceeding as planned, for a total road length of 257 km.
The first road kill prevention tool, which will be tested starting from 17.12.2013, was delivered to the Province of Grosseto.
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For each of the four road segments selected in the five project areas, the amount of traffic is measured. For this purpose specific devices have been installed, which register the type of vehicle and its speed.
All the administrative procedures necessary for the development of the project have been completed: the technical and financial coordinators were selected and contracted, workgroups were set up, the partnership agreements were signed and the procurement procedures were started.
In each of the 5 Provinces involved in the project four road segments of 10 km length have been selected on the basis of previously available data, which in the past have been home to a significant number of road kills.