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).
Although they are alien species too, cockroaches do not directly threaten the species and the habitats on the islands, being present only in urban areas of Ventotene and Ponza. For this reason, Life PonDerat does not involve actions agaist them, which in any case would not be justifiable in a perspective of conservation of species and habitats protected by the European Union. The project staff, however, is available to consider any operational proposals of the municipalities to …