On April 27th, at Villa Thuret – INRA, 257 visitors for a “Great biodiversity challenge” during the Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur. SAMFIX LIFE Programme was presented both through a stand concerning biological invasions, in particular xylosandrus, and a guided visit explaining the traps.
On April 26th, Catherine Ducatillion informed some HORTIS members association about xylosandrus at Villa Thuret – INRA concerning LIFE Programme. HORTIS association gathers public gardens and public green spaces managers called “Les responsables nature en ville”.
On April 20th, Marc Bottin, botanist approved by INRA – Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique , informed people visiting the Jardin Thuret about xylosandrus through Communauté d’Agglomération Sophia Antipolis “Balades au jardin” also set up by CPIE and Association des Amis du Jardin.
The materials, used during last month to inform park rangers, inspectors, nurseries and other stakeholders, are now available in the download section. You can find useful information on what Xylosandrus and the damage they cause look like, what we currently know about their threat, what the 2019 monitoring campaign of SAMFIX is about in France
Today the sampling campaign of Xylosandrus spp at Circeo Park kicked off. Researchers from UNITUS and INRA together with staff of the Circeo National Park are working at the moment at the Promontory and in the State Forest to install the traps. Goal is to verify the invasion status and to select a specific lure for Xylosandrus, useful to activate future