Life Ponderat is a project co-financed by the European Union whose objective is the improvement of the state of conservation of species and habitats of the Ponziane Islands.
Eradication of invasive alien animals (like rats and goats).
Implementing a strong biosecurity effort to prevent rat reinvasion.
Eradication of invasive alien plants (Carpobrotus sp.pl.).
Fencing of key land plot on Zannone to exclude wild alien ungulates (mouflons) to restore native habitats (holm oak forest).
The type of fence used will only limit the movements of large mammals such as mouflons, not affecting the other species present in Zannone. In addition, the fence will be built outside of the bird breeding season, thus avoiding a disturbance to nesting species.