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Stonewalls for life
The project aims to restore 6 hectares of terraces and 4,000 square meters of dry stone walls in Cinque Terre (Italy) to improve agricultural production, preserve the territory and increase the ability to resist floods.
The “amphitheater” of Manarola is the pilot site for the first actions to demonstrate how adaptation to climate change and the contrast to hydrogeological instability can also be ensured by the ancient art of dry stone walls.
The project, co-financed by the European Union under the LIFE "adaptation to climate change" program, is coordinated by the Cinque Terre National Park. The Manarola Foundation, the University of Genoa, Legambiente, Itrb and Barcelona Provincial Council (DIBA) in Catalonia are part of the partnership.
“For centuries the Cinque Terre community coexisted with a fragile and extreme territory, entire generations have dedicated themselves to the reshaping of the hills, to get streams and springs and land to cultivate. Precious elements otherwise destined to degrade towards the sea”.
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