The project, also present in the 8th Conference of SEBiCoP Plant Biology and Conservation in Madrid with the invasive control of El Toyo

Life Conhabit Andalusia has also been present in the eighth edition of the Convention of Plant Biology and Conservation held last week in Madrid, in the School of Forrest Engineering and the Environment at UPM, under the organisation of the Spanish Society of Plant Biology and Conservation (SEBiCoP), together with other institutions.

The director of the project, Carmen Rodríguez Hiraldo, from the Environment and Town and Country Planning Department at the Regional Government of Andalusia, as well as the coordinator of the project, Laura Fernández Carrillo, from the Andalusian Agency for the Environment, were those in charge of representing it. And they have done it through an express communication carried out with the presentation of an illustrative poster of the action carried out in the El Toyo azufaifar, (Almeria), which refers to control and elimination of exotic plants, whilst it served as an example of intervention carried out despite the social controversy generated and that caused different meetings, workshops and visits to the area to explain the aims sought. And the main objective of the action has always been to improve the state of conservation of the habitat of the azufaifar in this unique area, where it coexists with black art (Maytenus senegalensis) and other emblematic species of flora from Almeria.

Also, in this conference the work carried out in these 15 years of monitoring of the Andalusian Network of Botanic and Mycologic Gardens in Natural Spaces of Andalusia has been shown, as well as the latest discoveries and achievements of the colleagues that form part of this network, some of which, participate actively in Life Conhabit Andalusia.

Click here to see the full poster that Life Conhabit presented in this conference.



Project Life Conhabit Andalusia

Conhabit Initiative
The Project LIFE CONHABIT ANDALUSIA "Preservation and improvement in priority habitats on the Andalusian coast" (LIFE+13/ES/000586) begun on the 1st of June of 2014, after being approved by the European Commission. With a duration of five years and a budget totalling 2,654,269 euro, it is a LIFE-NATURE project whose main objective is advancing the improvement and preservation of priority habitats found in 15 areas of the Natura 2000 Network on the Andalusian coast, and promoting social awareness of the need to protect these spaces, habitats, and species, some of which are under threat. Read more

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