LIFE SAFE-CROSSING Project: Preventing Animal-Vehicle Collisions – Demonstration of Best Practices targeting priority species in SE Europe

Minuartia has participated in the LIFE SAFE-CROSSING project, which focuses on actions to mitigate the impact of roads on large carnivores in south-eastern Europe. The project is carried out in collaboration with 13 organizations from four European countries, in various areas of the Natura 2000 Network (SCIs) and includes four priority species: the Iberian lynx in the Iberian Peninsula, the brown bear in Romania and Greece, the brown bear of the Apennines and the wolf in Italy. Notable actions have been the application of innovative techniques to reduce collisions between wildlife and vehicles, monitoring of the use and adaptation for wildlife of passages below roads, and the study of drivers’ behaviour through neuromarketing methodologies.

Guidelines for drafting municipal strategic green infrastructure plans

Girona Provincial Council 2020 Drafting of guidelines for small and medium-sized towns to develop strategic green infrastructure plans. The document provides information on the basic concepts and framework of strategies and plans in the European, state and Catalan context. At municipal level, they focus especially on peri-urban spaces, which can undergo rapid transformations in uses […]

Creation and update of the website on the European manual ‘Wildlife and Traffic’

Swedish Transport Administration – Calluna 2017-2021 Design and development of a website to make the ‘Wildlife and Traffic’ manual accessible online. Since its publication, this manual has positioned itself as a benchmark at European and global level. The new website, promoted by the Infrastructure and Ecology Network Europe (IENE) with funding from the Swedish Transport […]

Writing of the bases for the Sectorial Territorial Plan of ecological connectivity of Catalonia and its environmental assessment

Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia 2009-2012 Proposal of connectors for Catalonia, at strategic scale and with the status of a sectorial territorial plan, to guarantee connectivity between Natural Protected Areas, the large biogeographic regions, and north and south. Fluvial connectors, areas of marine-terrestrial connectivity, and marine-fluvial connectivity are identified. For implementation of […]

Development of the ‘Fauna and connectivity module of the territorial information system of the network of free spaces in the province of Barcelona’ (SITxell)

Barcelona Provincial Council 2003-2013 Project developed over ten years from the conception of the module to the obtaining of cartographies for groups of vertebrates. Includes obtaining maps of: the potential distribution of amphibians, reptiles and mammals; the value of the territory for the conservation of amphibians, reptiles and mammals; and connectivity for reptiles, birds and […]