Important dates:

  • Abstract submission23 January 2017
  • Paper submission28 February 2017
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PRESS RELEASE: Registrations open for the international workshop of the Life project "Monitoring Insects with Public Participation"

From 24th to 26th May 2017 the concluding workshop “Monitoring of saproxylic beetles and other insects protected in the European Union” will be held in Mantua (Italy).

The project LIFE11 NAT/IT/000252 (Monitoring Insects with Public Participation - MIPP) is developing national guidelines for the monitoring of five saproxylic beetles species (Osmoderma eremita, Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo, Rosalia alpina and Morimus asper/funereus) listed in the Habitats Directive. One innovative method tested is the use of a “molecular dog” to detect Osmoderma eremita. The MIPP project is also applying a citizen science approach for the mapping of rare insects in Italy: people collaborated with scientists.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in entomology and in particular in: monitoring protocols, conservation and management, habitats and biodiversity, citizen science.

The workshop is organized by the National Center for Study and Conservation of the Forest Biodiversity "Bosco Fontana" in partnership with the Universities of Roma "Sapienza" and "Roma Tre", the Council for the Research in Agriculture, the Ministry for the Environment and the Lombardy Region.

Registration is free and the workshop is open to 80 attendees. For registration, detailed information and contacts please visit

The MIPP Project is co-funded by the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union.

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