The Abruzzo National Park is one of the oldest in Italy. The first proposal for the establishment of the park was drawn up in 1917 by the National Parks Commission of the Pro-Montibus Federation. Here more information about the Park.
According to the Framework Law on Protected Areas (Law no. 394 of 6-12-1991), the Park Plan is the instrument that each Park Authority must have to manage its territory, in order to guarantee the conservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage, in a coordinated manner with all stakeholders.
Constructing the Plan requires commitment on the part of all because it is necessary to combine the aspects of habitat conservation, animal and plant species and ecosystem services with the cultural, economic and social factors of the local communities living within the protected area.
The activity saw the updating of the Park Plan with respect to general and local planning, but also with respect to the monitoring of environmental components, in particular Natura 2000.
The updating of the Plan coincided with the centenary anniversary of the establishment of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park and represents a tool that will allow for greater efficiency and transparency in the conservation measures envisaged.