Riserva naturale Duna Feniglia, Orbetello
C. Blasi, *M. Marignani, M. Fipaldini & R. Copiz
Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma
Global priorities for the conservation of biodiversity assume a key role in determining the national priorities and the research agenda. The “Important Plant Areas in Italy” project, promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection Directorate through a programme aimed at mapping the IPAs, represents an important contribution to the planning of strategies designed to enhance biodiversity conservation. The national working group, co-ordinated by the Inter-university research centre for “Biodiversity, Plant sociology and Landscape ecology” of the “Sapienza” University of Rome and composed of a network of 100 botanical experts was set up to obtain original information and draw up a detailed, nationwide picture of the situation in Italy.
expert-based approach, Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, hotspots of botanical diversity, multi-taxa approach