10-12 April 2024; monitoring visit successfully completed

From 10 to 12 April, the periodic monitoring visit of the Life Urca Proemys project was held in Slovenia. During this meeting, the project partners met together with the monitor, who supervised the work, to present the actions undertaken and the results achieved so far.

The event included two stimulating field visits, the first to the Sečovlje Salina Natural Park and the second to the Ljubljansko Barje Natural Park. In both parks, significant efforts have been made to restore the ponds that are home to Emys orbicularis specimens.

The results achieved so far have met the expectations of the project, showing that the work is progressing successfully. An important step forward is planned for the end of May, when some of the young Emys specimens, bred in the breeding centres, will be released into the wild.