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University of Pisa

Since 1992, C.P.P.S. "Montalto" has been collaborating with the Department of Animal Production in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa, in particular with Professor Massimo Tocchini (

For further information, visit the Department's webpage:

Collaboration with the Department of Animal Pathology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa began as a result of an outbreak of European Brown Hare Syndrome at the beginning of 1999.

More information can be found on the Department's webpage:

or on the personal page of Prof. Alessandro Poli (

Region of Sicily

The Region of Sicily has expressed, on more than one occasion, a great interest in the work carries out at the Centre. A delegation including, among others, the Commissario Straordinario, A. Amato, and the Director of the Sicilian Institute for Zootechnical Experimentation at Palermo, N. D'Amico, visited the Centre between Oct 17-20, 2001. The guests were welcomed by the Mayor of Civitella Paganico, Loris Petri, and accompanied on their visit by the Director of the Centre, Emilio Cappelli, and Prof. Massimo Tocchini of the University of Pisa.

Much interest had already been expressed during the conference held at Monte Antico on March 23, 2001, which was attended by the Director of the Azienda Foreste Demaniali, A. Colletti.

Work is currently underway on a project dealing with the raising of the Lepus europaeus and the Lepus corsicanus.

Province of Bari

A delegation from the Province of Bari participated in the conference of March 23, 2001, during wich a presentation was made by the Director of the Ufficio Caccia, V. Laruccia. Mr. Laruccia and the Assessore alla Caccia, R. Vaccarelli, visited the Centre along with the delegation from the Region of Sicily in October 2001.

The Province of Bari has expressed an interest in collaborating with the Province of Grosseto and the Region of Sicily, in particular the Institute for Zootechnical Experimentation at Palermo.

Future Projects

Contact has been made with the O.N.C.F.S. (Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage) in France regarding the possibility of future collaboration with the Centre.