The “Carta della Natura” project: the case study of Molise region
- ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, Italy
Keywords: Carta della Natura, Habitat mapping, Ecological Value, Environmental Fragility, Molise
Abstract. This document shows the conceptual and operational framework adopted to realise the “Carta della Natura” of Molise region at 1:25, 000 scale. In particular, the methodology used to create the Map of habitats is briefly described and the habitats mapped and identified on the scale of analysis are listed.
The next phase of the Carta della Natura project is also described: the assessment phase that using a set of indicators and indexes, assigns specific marks to the territorial units included that are representative of their natural value and risk of degradation. The mapping and the evaluation of the Molise regions’ habitats represent a valid landmark for bodies and agencies responsible for the safeguard, control, planning and management of the territory.