Magneti Marelli took part in the press conference held to inaugurate the open-sky “museum”, the only one of its kind, of Viale dei Roveri, located inside the La Mandria Park in Venaria Reale (Turin), in order to provide support to maintaining and safeguarding the biodiversity of the Park, through the preservation of the centuries-old English oaks of the Viale dei Roveri, which is the natural habitat of the
Osmoderma Eremita or Hermit Beetle, a species threatened with extinction. The event represented a chance to present to the public the measures implemented by all players involved in the project in order
to safeguard the Park. The Natural Park of La Mandria is characterized by a wonderful and unique integrated set of environmental and cultural assets. It is both a natural site of European Community importance (SIC) and a cultural asset included in the UNESCO list with the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. The Park Agency, in an attempt to protect this precious environmental assets from being destroyed, has implemented its “museumification” through the simultaneous creation of new functional
paths, specifically dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists on one side and to authorized motor vehicles on the other side. This was possible thanks to the support given to the initiative by the Piedmont Region and by Magneti Marelli, which in turn allowed the involvement of Turin’s Polytechnic Institute, Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering for the habitat preservation and reconstitution plan and of the Studio Planta for the specific “anchoring” operation of certain oaks.