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A census of the insect species found in the Garden of Ninfa and in the area of ​​the natural monument of the Pantanello Park. The Roffredo Caetani Foundation started it thanks to a collaboration agreement signed in recent days with the Circeo National Park Authority and the Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of the University of Tuscia.

The project will involve the Ninfa area for the study of the species present in that specific area with the aim of launching an updated monitoring of the presence of all insect species found in the Natural Monument. Primary objective: to carry out a census of the entomological fauna of the environments to obtain an updated photo necessary to guarantee the conservation of the places and the extraordinary ecosystem of Ninfa.

“We want to thank the Circeo Park and the University of Tuscia – said the vice president of the Foundation and project contact person, Massimo Amodio – for having welcomed our proposal with great pleasure and spirit of collaboration and for having allowed the Roffredo Caetani Foundation to invest directly in this project of extraordinary importance for the conservation and study of the Ninfa and Pantanello area. The operational agreement approved with enthusiasm by the entire Board of Directors of the Foundation and by the director of the Garden, Antonella Ponsillo, places us among partners of the highest level. I also want to thank the president Tommaso Agnoni who, as always, has shown great willingness to support this initiative and underline that soon visitors to the garden will be able to learn more about this new commitment of the Foundation also through the explanatory panels available at the entrance of the ‘area and in the visit path right next to the traps “.

“I would like to thank – added Daniele Guarneri, project manager for Parco del Circeo already involved in the Pontine area with the European project called Samfix – the Foundation and the University for the great interest and commitment invested in the project. This is a very important day: the collaboration with a structure of excellence such as the Roffredo Caetani Foundation, which fully shared the aims of this initiative and wanted to make it a starting point to deepen the themes of conservation and protection in two sites of great importance such as Ninfa and Pantanello “.

The agreement between the entities provides for an in-depth analysis of the samples captured in the area of ​​the natural monument of Ninfa with the traps triggered for the capture of insects with an extension that will affect all the species captured.

Latina, July 14, 2021

Press office of the Roffredo Caetani Foundation