Projekt LIFE ARTEMIS – Osveščanje, usposabljanje
in ukrepanje za invazivne tujerodne vrste v gozdu

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About project LIFE ARTEMIS 

Project Title: Awareness, training and measures on invasive alien species in forests

Project Code: LIFE15 GIE/SI/000770

Start of the project: 7th July 2016

End of the project: 31st October 2020

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Coordinating Beneficiary: Slovenian Forestry Institute

Associated beneficiaries: Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature ConservationSlovenia Forest ServiceInstitute Symbiosis, social enterprise

The goal of the project LIFE ARTEMIS is to contribute to the reduction of the harmful impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity by increasing public awareness and by setting up an effective early warning and rapid response framework for invasive alien species in forests.

Project objectives to be achieved by the project are:

  1. Increase awareness of the general public, in particular of private forest owners, of threats caused by invasive alien species to forests.
  2. Establish an efficient national institutional framework for early detection and rapid response for alien species in forests.
  3. Improve the national capacity for early detection of alien species in forests by mobilizing and training professionals and volunteers.

Project LIFE ARTEMIS is a communication project, supported by the LIFE Programme Environment, sub-Programme  LIFE Environmental Governance & Information. The focus of the project is capacity development and awareness raising on alien species, in particular for the professional foresters, private forest owners, as well as for adult citizens and youth.

Prepared by: Jana Kus Veenvliet, January 2017

Project activities

Preparatory actions

  • A1. Project Communication Plan
  • A2. Establishment of the early warning and rapid response (EWRR) institutional framework
  • A3 Development of the EWRR Training Programmeja za ZOHO

Core actions

  • B1 National awareness raising campaign on IAS
  • B2 EWRR training of professionals and volunteers
  • B3 Engaging foresters and citizens scientists in collecting IAS data
  • B4 Involving volunteers in the management of invasive alien plants in urban forests
  • B5 Canker of maple awareness campaignku

Monitoring of project impacts

  • C1 Monitoring of project visibility and trends in public attitudes towards IAS
  • C2 Evaluating the effectiveness of EWRR system

Communication and dissemination of the project and its results

  • D1 Dissemination of project results to the general public
  • D2 International conference on EWRR

Project management

  • E1 Coordination and administration of the project