The Ticino River Basin is a functional terrestrial and aquatic ecological corridor between the Alps, Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, supporting a myriad of habitats and native species. Shared by Switzerland and Italy, this landscape is among the most densely inhabited and productive in Europe for agriculture and yet still hosts valuable biodiversity.

While pressures threaten the landscape and its biodiversity, current synergies and opportunities make it an ideal time to bring stakeholders together to fulfill a new vision.

This project aims to develop plans for a ‘one river – many systems – one landscape’ vision through tangible measures to restore native habitats, endangered wildlife and river functions, encourage sustainable livelihoods, and foster resilience to climate change.