The project “LIFE 11 NAT/11/188” is a part of the LIFE program. The project, headed by Lombardy Region, concerns "Restoring connectivity in the Po river basin, opening migratory route for Acipenser Naccarii and 10 fish species included in Annex II".
The project partners are the Emilia Romagna region, the Interregional Agency for the Po river, the Po Basin Authority, Parco Lombardo del Ticino, the provinces of Piacenza and Rovigo, eventually the Company Graia.
Enel Green Power SpA, authority and operator of the Isola Serafini dam, is also the Life project co-financier and in particular, it helps the de-fragmentation work of the barrier around Isola Serafini.
The supporters are the Canton Ticino, the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the regions of Piedmont and Veneto, DG Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development and the Italian Federation of Sport Fishing and Underwater Activities (FIPSAS).
The project began on December 3, 2012 and will end June 30, 2018 but is even now referred to by the European Commission as "best practices" in the LIFE Nature projects.