About us

The scientific environmentalism as the base of the action of Legambiente.

Legambiente was born in 1980, after the first ecologist and antinuclear movements in Italy and in the occidental world in the second part of 1970.

In 1982 Legambiente takes place in Umbria thanks the passion and the dedication of interested people in environmental topics based on the reading of “The limits to Growth” commissioned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology by the Club of Rome and published in 1972.

The most important aspect of the association was always the scientific environmentalism, the choice of base each action for the defence of the environment on a solid a strong base of information, which has allowed to combine our analysis and action with concrete, realistic, practicable, socially and economically compatible proposals.

All this things, with the constant attention for the education, the formation and the active participation of the citizens, have guarantee the strong attachment of Legambiente for the society, becoming the environmental association with the most important development in the national and Umbrian area.

In 1993 was born the project no kill of Nera River

Legambiente Umbria has promoted the realization of the project “No kill Nera River” and since 1996 to 2014, has managed, with the agreement of the Province of Perugia,the river ecosystems of Nera and Corno paying attention to the section of no kill Nera and Corno river based on a Specific Regulation, making the experience of no kill management a model and a national reference point.

In 2007, with the collaboration of the Department of Cellular and Environmental Biology, animal biology section and Ecology of the University of Perugia and with the collaboration of the Province, Legambiente Umbria has realized the “Project Benthos”, the project of supervision of macroinvertebrates living in the Nera river no kill in order to evaluate the health status of the fluvial ecosystem.

In March 2019 the Umbria Region entrusts to Legambiente Umbria the administration and the valorisation of the fish patrimony and of the aquatic ecosystems of ZPS of the Nera and Corno river and of the protection of the area characterized by specific regulation of Valnerina’s fishing.

A big challenge that involves Legambiente Umbria in the translation of the general principles of the regional, national and European law as a model of administration and valorisation of the fluvial ecosystem the permits in a good manner the necessity of the conservation and defence of the environmental, historical and cultural resources with the valorisation and the development of economic, social and sporting activities.

In this territorial contest the correct administration of the fluvial ecosystems, spreads also through the practise of No kill fishing, that is a priority for the definition of models of sustainable administration.