Introduction

Main aims of the Life+ Trout project are the recovery and conservation of existing populations of macrostigma trout (Salmo macrostigma) from some important river basins of central Apennine (Metauro, Cesano, Esino, Potenza, Chienti, Tevere e Tenna). Environmental analysis, fish sampling, raising awareness activities, reintroduction and restocking with native trout are just some of the project activities that aim to make last populations of Salmo macrostigma safe, supporting their spread in this area, where Salmo macrostigma has been threatened by stocking of Atlantic trout (Salmo trutta).