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We are a working group formed by Universities, Research Institutions, Associations, Beekeepers and Citizens.
Our goal is to contain the spread of Vespa velutina in Italy, an invasive species that causes serious damage to beekeeping and biodiversity.
LIFE STOPVESPA (LIFE14/NAT/IT/001128 STOPVESPA "Spatial containment of Vespa velutina in Italy and establishment of an Early Warning and Rapid Response System") is a European project financed by the LIFE programme of the European Commission.
The project will last 4 years, from August 2015 to July 2019.
The LIFE STOPVESPA project has as main purpose the establishment of an Early Warning and Rapid Response Systemand the spatial containment of Vespa velutina’s populations in Italy
STOPVESPA began in August 2015.
LIFE is the main financial instrument in support of the environmental policy of the European Union, established since 1992. Through the LIFE programmes, projects to safeguard the environment and on climate actions are co-financed.
LIFE 2014-2020 is the new financial instrument contributing to the implementation and development of a Community policy in the field of environment and climate change. The main purpose of the new programme is to provide specific support at the Community level for measures and projects with European added value for the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation.
Project LIFE14/NAT/IT/001128 STOPVESPA – carried out with the contribution of the LIFE instrument of the European Commission