Conferences and Seminars

Life Conhabit Andalusia was present at the fifth Workshop on the Marine and Coastal Environment in the Autonomous Community of Valencia and in the region of Murcia: ‘Strengthening Partnerships’, held on 26 January 2018. An event organised by Red Cross Alicante, Poseidon Association, Posidoniamente, with the support of the City Council of Altea, with the aim of strengthening and forging links between the different agents, public and private, involved in the conservation of the sea: local, regional and national administrations, fishermen, universities and research centres, NGO, associations, businesses related to the sea and its coastal surroundings; to raise awareness about what work is being carried out and to promote cooperation among them in order to encourage active and participative management, in the long term, and to facilitate the processes of governance in protected marine and coastal spaces.

In this forum, the intervention of the European project, with work in the form of a poster, has highlighted the important role that Local Government plays in the protection of priority habitats, as well as the dissemination of their enormous richness. This is an involvement that Life Conhabit promotes due to the benefits that it generates for the regions, not only for the conservation of their natural environment, but also as a way to boost richness and employment.

See the following document:

Life Conhabit Meeting Poster ‘Strengthening Partnerships’

 

 

Life Conhabit Andalusia participated in the Andalusian Meeting of Experiences of Environmental Education and Urban Sustainability organised by the Environment and Town and Country Planning Department of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FAMP). At the event, held in the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) in Conil de la Frontera (Cadiz), on 25 October, the European initiative highlighted, with its work presented in the form of a poster, the crucial role of local Government in the protection of priority habitats, as well as the dissemination of its enormous richness. This is an involvement that Life Conhabit promotes due to the benefits that it generates for the regions, not only for the conservation of their natural environment, but also as a way to boost richness and employment.

See the following document:
Life Conhabit Meeting Poster EASU

Life Conhabit Andalusia has also been present in the eighth edition of the Congress of Plant Biology and Conservation held in Madrid, organised by the Spanish Society of Plant Biology and Conservation (SEBiCoP), together with other institutions. The project participated in the event, carried out from 4 to 7 July, to explain the action that it has carried out on the Jujube tree in El Toyo, (Almeria) to control and eliminate exotic plants and, at the same time, it was highlighted as an example of intervention carried out despite the social controversy that it has generated. In addition, Life Conhabit Andalusia has underlined that this action had the sole objective of improving the state of conservation of the jujube’s habitat, so unique in this area, where it co-exists with the Maytenus and other emblematic species of flora native to Almeria.

 

See the following document:

Life Conhabit Poster SEBICOP Congress

Life Conhabit Andalusia participated in the European LIFE project meeting held in Zandvoort (Holland), from 15 to 17 June 2016. 

This meeting served for the exchange of management experiences in the framework of Life projects with actions focused on coastal and inland dune ecosystems. Results of 15 LIFE projects were presented. LIFE Conhabit Andalucía project presented the preliminary results of several control actions of invasive alien and competing native species that are being carried out in dunes of the coast of Huelva.

 

See the following documents:

Poster: Viability of the chemical control of Oenothera drummondii in Odiel Marshes Nature Reserve (southern Spain).
Poster: Control of prickly pear Opuntia dillenii in dune juniper thickets (Juniperus spp.) from Andalusia (southern Spain).
Poster: Clear-cutting of stone pine Pinus pinea plantations to preserve Natura 2000 wetland habitats from Doñana Natural Park (southern Spain).
Poster: Control of the native-invasive Retama monosperma in grey dunes from Andalusia (southern Spain): restoring the habitat of Thymus carnosus

Life Conhabit Andalusia presented the project with special attention on the activities to be carried out in the province of Cadiz.

This biannual symposium brings together nature studies in all areas (administrators, researchers, naturalists) with a common interest: knowledge and Preservation of the natural heritage of the province of Cadiz.

  

See the following documents:

See Presentation

Life Conhabit Andalusia participated by presenting the project to attendees of five of the seminars organised. 

The importance of the role of the Natura 2000 Network in the Preservation and sustainable development of Andalusia requires the reinforcement and consolidation of technical training activities that favour greater social involvement and adequate understanding on the part of people who, directly or indirectly, participate in their management, monitoring, and Preservation. The Directorate General of the Environment and Protected Areas has organised these sessions in each of the provinces of Andalusia.

 

ALMERÍA 

Date: 12th of November of 2015. 

Location: Salón de actos de la Delegación Territorial de Hacienda y Administración Pública (Calle Arapiles, nº 10-12)

 

MÁLAGA 

Date: 17th of November of 2015. 

Location: Salón de actos de la Delegación Territorial de medio Ambiente y Ordenación del territorio (Avenida de la Aurora, nº 47)

Edificio Servicios Múltiples.

 

CÁDIZ

Date: 18th of November of 2015

Location: Centro de Visitantes del Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz. San Fernando.

 

HUELVA

Date: 20th of November of 2015. 

Location: Centro de Visitantes de Calatilla (Paraje Natural Marismas del Odiel).

Date: 30th of November of 2015. 

Location: CIECEMA (Avenida de la Juventud, nº 0. Almonte).

Life Conhabit Andalusia participated with three communications, one orally and two in poster format. The oral presentation described the most important achievements of the projetc. The posters displayed the preliminary results of two project actions: (Action A4): Viability of chemical control of Oenothera drummondii at the Odiel Natural Site (Huelva; S. of Spain): Estimation of the extension of the invasion and the minimum dose of herbicide; and Action C4): Recommendations for the management of the largest Spanish population of Thymus carnosus Boiss. Diagnosis of its state of conservation.

 

The purpose of this Conference was to communicate progress in regards to the Preservation of plant biodiversity, spanning themes as varied as molecular studies of plants, reproductive biology, and on-site/off-site Preservation activities, studies on demographics and dynamics of plant colonies and strategies for environmental management.

 

 

See the following documents:

VII Congreso BCP

Oenothera drummondii

Thymus carnosus Boiss