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.

BISON: biodiversity and infrastructure synergies and opportunities for European transport networks

Participation in the BISON international project, which is framed in the HORIZON 2020 programme. The aim of BISON is to identify future research and innovation needs to make infrastructures more sustainable for biodiversity and, at the same time, ensure their reliability and efficiency. The project will work on a strategic research and development deployment agenda (SRDA) to improve the knowledge base on infrastructure and biodiversity.

Technical services for implementation and monitoring of the Wildlife Hazard Management Programme at 17 AENA airports

Provision of the Fauna Technical Coordination service in 17 airports of the AENA network. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the respective WHMPs. Update the impact risk studies with fauna and the fauna studies and their habitats. Technical advice to the fauna coordinators of the airports on wildlife hazard management, the search for new measures, etc. Evaluation of measures applied to reduce wildlife hazards. Training for teams involved in wildlife management at airports.

Development of a guide to promote green infrastructure and biodiversity in the buildings of the Parc de l’Alba

Technical assistance was provided to draw up action sheets, measures, and good practices to promote the conservation of biodiversity and minimise the use of resources in buildings and plots occupied by companies in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park – Parc de l’Alba.

The worksheets are grouped into three blocks: gardening practices to encourage wild flora and fauna, good maintenance practices, and the application of nature-based solutions. They include a description of the action, practical tips, links to relevant information and examples. The contents are adapted to the characteristics and geographical location of the Parc de l’Alba.

BISON: biodiversity and infrastructure synergies and opportunities for European transport networks

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Ornithological surveys prior to irrigation improvement works

Aigües del Segarra Garrigues 2019-2020 Surveys to locate evidence of reproduction of the bird population on land where irrigation system improvement works will be carried out, to prevent any possible nuisance to the birds. The work focuses on monitoring of steppe birds. Inspections of the bird population are carried out prior to the work to […]