The newly started European Commission LIFE project NewLIFE4Drylands addresses the challenges of monitoring the success of ecological restoration activities in European drylands using remote sensing data and models. At the project’s kickoff meeting, held on the 21th and 22th January 2021, participants discussed how this goal could be achieved. The two project's areas of LIFE PRIMED, Palo Laziale (Italy) and Nestos (Greece) are among the six selected sites focused by the project. The Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Nature and the Department of Environmental Biology of Sapienza University of Rome, coordinating beneficiary and associated beneficiary of LIFE PRIMED, respectively, are taking action in the project consortium.
The LIFE PRIMED project (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000511) will receive the additional co-financing amount by the Green Fund, as the declaration form has been accordingly approved. The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature is the project’s coordinating beneficiary and will be granted the fund in the frame of the Programme "EUROPEAN PROGRAMME LIFE 2020".
On June 5th, LIFE PRIMED participated in the inauguration of the installation called The Living Chapel (https://livingchapel.com/) as one of the main important sponsors. The installation is made of recycled material covered entirely with young plants and trees and equipped with a music system generated by water (https://youtu.be/qTmJJJ1d114).