Main Objectives

  • Scientific-based and cross-disciplinary analysis on pasturelands
  • Adaptation measures for pasturelands
  • Capacity building of pastoral communities
  • Integrated adaptation strategy plan
  • Decisions supporting tools


The effectiveness of proposed adaptation measures will be tested and demonstrate on two permanent pilot areas located inside the two National Parks of the Western Alps.


Implementation Sites

These pilot areas will serve as real-life demonstration examples to be shared and adopted by other Alpine communities or European mountainous context, ensuring replicability and transferability of the proposed methodology.

  • Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
  • Des Ecrins National Park, France

Expected Results

Everything the PASTORALP project will produce


Estimation of the Alpine pastures vulnerability in the two National Parks (Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Parc National Des Ecrins)


Assessment of the integrated impacts of climate and socio-economical changes on Alpine pastoral farming systems


Development of an Integrated Adaptation Strategy Plan and Replication and Transfer Plan for improved alpine pastures management


Production of guidelines and policy recommendations for an enhanced decision-making of pastures management to climate change impacts


Evaluation of the technical and socio-economic viability of proposed management plans in selected pilot areas

Demonstration Sites

Establishment of two permanent demonstration areas of proposed adaptation management options for their promotion, replicability, and transferability


Deployment of a web-based platform (PASTORALP platform tools) for supporting and promoting improved adaptation strategies adoption


Incorporation of climate change proofing policies, adaptation practices and methodologies into national parks regulations/incentives, CAP policies and Rural Development Plans

Capacity Building

Increased capacity building of pastoral communities for coping with climate change impacts and adaptation on pastures

Latest News

International Mountain Day: PASTORALP among the best practices reported by CINEA

On the occasion of the International Mountain Day, the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA) published an article in which it highlights 5 good practices among the LIFE projects conserving mountainous areas, and PASTORALP is among them. Read the full article

13 December 2022

A themed day on Climate Change

The information point of the Ecrins National Park in Châteauroux-les-Alpes welcomed on Thursday 1st December the Alpages Sentinelles annual meeting as well as the Training Seminar of the Life Pastoralp project. French and italian scientists, farmers,  technical institutes, elected officials and shepherds met to discuss on the climate change issue in the Alps. More than

7 December 2022

December 1, 2022 – Training seminar at the Parc National des Ecrins

A training seminar of the LIFE PASTORALP project will be held on Thursday 1 December 2022 from 14:00 to 16:30 at the Information point of the Parc National des Ecrins. It will be possible to participate in the event – for which a simultaneous translation service is provided – also online. To participate remotely: Meeting

27 November 2022


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