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

Let’s Graze Our Future! Pastoralp videos are online

Three new videos have just been published on the project’s YouTube channel and on the dedicated page on this site. Specifically, there are two life-stories videos (relating respectively to the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Parc National des Ecrins) and an illustrative video that presents objectives, activities and results of our project, also using

3 November 2021

Mountain grasslands: OREKA MENDIAN’s report and recommendations out!

In October 2021, the EU LIFE project OREKA MENDIAN published its final report “Overview of sustainable practices for the management of mountain grasslands in Europe”. Opened by Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament, the report investigates the current state of mountain grasslands throughout Europe and provides a set of practices and recommendations that can ensure the

27 October 2021

workshop for learning how to use satellite data for producing digital maps: Pastoralp as case study

From 13 to 16 October 2021 the Earth Technology EXPO took place at the Fortezza da Basso of Florence. On Friday 15, in the “workshop with hands-on training geospatial intelligence for mapping land and water change”, a session was held entitled “Training with Hands-On: Using Google Earth Engine data and algorithms for mapping earth features

27 October 2021


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