30 May 1st LIFE AMPHICON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
Between the 18th and 20th of May 2022, The Institute for Tourism and Promotion “Grosuplje Tourism” together with the Municipality of Grosuplje organized the 1st LIFE AMPHICON International Conference.- Amphibian Conservation and Habitat Restoration.
The conference’s main objective was to present the project, project activities, and to exchange good practices of amphibian conservation with other EU countries.
During the 3-day programme, 30 different lectures were given by experts from nine EU countries. The programme had three main thematic sessions: Conservation of Amphibian Species and Habitats, Amphibians and Roads, and Citizen Science and Education.
On the second day of the conference, the excursion to Radensko polje Landscape park was organized. Radensko polje is the smallest karstic field in Slovenia.
An important part of the conference was also the EXPO of the LIFE projects. Ten different LIFE projects attended. It was an excellent networking opportunity. Moreover, it was a way to celebrate 30 years of LIFE Programme.
The mayor of Grosuplje – dr. Peter Verlič, the head of LIFE Unit (CINEA) Agency – Angelo Salsi, and the project manager of LIFE AMPHICON – Suzana Levstek gave a speech at the opening ceremony.