5th Coordination Committee for the project in Arkaute

On 7 March, the Las Caballerizas facilities in Arkaute, Vitoria-Gasteiz, welcomed almost 50 researchers and technicians who analysed the methodologies being developed to define the favourable conservation status of habitats and species. This is a key concept in European biodiversity policies since the measures adopted are designed to conserve it. However, the complexity involved in defining and evaluating it at different levels makes it difficult to identify the effectiveness of the measures adopted to date and when and at what cost the desired objectives can be attained.

Eight different speakers presented the framework approaches that are being developed in France and Spain in this area, their application to specific places and habitats, the advances that have been made to date in LIFE Oreka Mendian, as well as future areas of work that will be carried out.

With these links you can find the programme for the day and the presentations that were given:

Programme

Presentations

What is favourable conservation status and where are we heading? Mikel de Francisco (HAZI Fundazioa).

Protocols and principles for evaluating the CS of grazing habitats in France. Ludovic Olicard (Conservatoire Botanique Pirénéen).

Review of indicators and protocols to assess the conservation status of Community Interest Habitats (HIC). Sonia Roig (Sociedad Española de Pastos).

Diagnosis of the CS of the grazing habitats in Natura 2000 areas in Iparralde. Tangi Le Moal (CEN Aquitania).

Monitoring the effects of interventions in semi-natural habitats. Gonzalo García-Baquero (UPV/EHU).

Results of the review of CS at the site level, within the framework of LIFE OREKA MENDIAN Amelia Ortubay (HAZI Fundazioa)

Protocol for monitoring the impact on the conservation objectives of grazing habitats from the actions of LIFE OREKA MENDIAN. Isabel Albizu (Neiker-Tecnalia).

Establishment of pasture monitoring in Natura2000 areas in Iparralde as part of LIFE OREKA MENDIAN. Thorsen Andronik (CEN Aquitania).

New technologies (LIDAR/drones) for monitoring the creation of shrubland. Daniel Sáenz (HAZI Fundazioa).