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 protection against rat re-invasion will be ensured by a biosecurity system. It will imply the placement, in the harbours and landing places of the islands, bait stations containing rodenticides, in order to prevent the embarkation and disembarkation of rats.