Help the Park

 

The park is looking for sponsorship for the development of research and projects that would not be able to be carried out with ordinary funding.

In what way sponsor the park can be helpful?
The image of the Park, recognized worldwide, is a good vehicle for companies to obtain visibility. This is demonstrated by the number of tourists and enthusiasts who visit the protected area (approximately 1.5 million each year), participate in the initiatives promoted by the Park or interact with the body through the internet ((in 2014 more than 1 million of views of the website www.pngp.it/en, more than 2.000 subscribers to the institutional newsletter "Il Paradiso è qui!", 99.000 subscribers to the Facebook page and 5.700 followers on Twitter).

How can you help the Park?
Companies or individuals interested in funding research and projects even in part, can contact the Park by sending an email to: segreteria@pngp.it

S.O.S. IBEX
Investigations on Life-history and ecology of the Ibex population: birth, offspring survival and causes of decline
In the last ten years the ibex population, despite strict protection, has faced a rapid decline that worries the protected area managers and the national scientific community. For these reasons, the park has the priority need to set up a research project with the purpose of identifying the causes of this decline. The study is based on the individual capture and recognition of a certain number of male and female ibexes. The topics to be investigated are eco-ethological, behavioural and the effects of climate change on the survival of the offspring. Funds are needed to carry out the capture and marking, to create scholarships for students of biological, natural and veterinary sciences. The following research centres are involved: Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) – Prof. Marco Festa-Bianchet - and Sassari – Prof. Apollonio; CNR Torino, dr. Antonello Provenzale; internal and external researchers).
Proposed funding: 35,000 Euro

THE MARMOT, THE UNKNOWN
Investigation on population dynamics, ecology and eco-pathology of the Alpine marmot
The Alpine marmot, an animal of great fascination and one that exerts a strong attraction in the imagination of children and adults for its appearance and habits is still, in fact, a little studied species, despite its wide distribution. The study consists of different moments, from the eco-ethology of the species, to the study of the personality and individual history of marked individuals, to the measurement of the effects of nutrition and parasitology on survival in hibernation. The funds are needed to carry out the capture and marking, to create scholarships for students of biological, natural and veterinary sciences. The following research centres are involved: Université de Montréal (Canada) and Pavia, internal and external researchers.
Proposed funding: 8,000 Euro

THE AILMENT OF THE GLACIERS
Monitoring the retreat of the glaciers
The glaciers of the park in recent years have retreated of hundreds of meters. The monitoring of climate changes is a priority for all national protected areas. In the alpine area, it is of particular importance to study the shrinking of glaciers due to global warming. All the major glaciers of the protected area are monitored, and the changes to the front and the annual mass are measured. The funds are needed to create scholarships for students of biological and natural sciences. The following research centres are involved: Università di Torino, ISAC-CNR Torino and internal and external researchers.
Proposed funding: 10,000 Euro

THE CHAMOIS, PRINCE OF THE MOUNTAIN
Eco-ethological Investigations and Life-history of the Chamois
Although the chamois is always interacting with humans, especially as a species hunted since the Neolithic era, our knowledge of this beautiful alpine species is still known little.
The study aims to increase our knowledge about reproductive behaviour, use of space and the survival of the species in the protected area. The data collected will be of great use in guiding conservation policies of the species in protected areas, as well as in management outside of the park area. The funds are needed to carry out the capture and marking, create scholarships for students of biological, natural and veterinary sciences. The following research centres are involved: Università di Siena, Università di Pavia, internal and external researchers.
Proposed funding: 15,000 Euro

THE RED SQUIRREL:KNOW IN ORDER TO PROTECT
Life history and spatial behaviour
The red squirrel, which lives in the forests of our plains and mountains, has a terrible rival: the American gray squirrel, which threatens it and is making it disappear by entering into direct competition with it. The Alps will perhaps be the last refuge in the future of this fascinating and friendly species of rodent.
The study is based on the marking and counting of the animals in two different areas of study in order to understand the life history of marked individuals, the use of space and population dynamics depending on the annual variation in trophic resources.
The funds are needed to carry out the capture and marking, to create scholarships for students of biological and natural sciences. The following research centres are involved: Università di Torino, internal and external researchers.
Proposed funding: 10,000 Euro