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

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 the proposal, the Plan analyses the legislative and planning framework, as well as the degree of isolation of natural protected areas, and the dynamics of change in the territory that may affect ecological connectivity. An index of terrestrial ecological connectivity has also been designed, which is a basic instrument for preparing the proposals of the Plan.