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

Pasture areas in the Gran Paradiso National Park

An article on the LIFE PASTORALP project, entitled Pasture areas in the Gran Paradiso National Park, was recently published in the Journal of Maps. ABSTRACT Mountain pastures are essential for maintainig biodiversity and local economies. Despite the great value and fragility of these ecosystems, an up-to-date overview of extent and type of alpine pastures is

23 September 2022

Thus Global Warming Will Change Alpine Farming: PASTORALP On La Stampa And The Annual Meeting

The Aosta edition of the italian newspaper La Stampa has recently published an article on the results of PASTORALP, precisely in the days of the annual project meeting in Noasca, which precedes the monitor visit scheduled for tomorrow. Here are some photos of the project team at work

6 September 2022

PASTORALP at the ISACRAES 2022 Conference

Anais Piccot (IAR) presented the adaptation strategies of PASTORALP at the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE-RESILIENT AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (ISCRAES 2022 – Dublin 28-31 August 2022), with a speech entitled “Adaptation policies and measures to cope with climate change in Alpine mountain farming”

29 August 2022


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