Mapping of ecological connectivity and wildlife passages of Catalonia, available online

The Government of Catalonia’s Department of Territory and Sustainability (DTES) has published maps of ecological connectivity that are available online through the hypermap of Catalonia, in the Ecological Connectivity section. This set of maps has been useful for drafting the Catalonia Green Infrastructure Programme 2017-2021. The maps on ecological connectivity model the current degree of […]

Participation in the conference of the Natural Spaces of La Plana del Vallès

The Third Conference of Natural Spaces of Plana del Vallès, organized by the Association for the Defence and Study of Nature (ADENC), was held at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) last month. Experts presented studies, which created an interesting space for reflection on topics related to the state, management, territorial planning, the evolution of […]

Assessment to enhance the conservation of amphibians in Guilleries-Savassona

An assessment of amphibian populations is being undertaken in the Guilleries-Savassona natural area. In addition, a long-term monitoring proposal is being drawn up for these vertebrates, which reproduce in aquatic environments and are threatened throughout Europe. During these tasks, water points in the area will be inventoried; the distribution of frog, toad and other amphibian […]

Analysis of public use of natural areas of La Garrotxa, Catalonia

The Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone and the Consorci de l’Alta Garrotxa, with the technical assistance of MINUARTIA, are preparing an analysis of public use of the area. The project integrates an analysis of supply and demand, as well as an assessment of how tourism in La Garrotxa contributes to socioeconomic development. Recommendations […]

Amendment of the Special protection plan for the Conreria-Sant Mateu-Céllecs area

In April 2013, the expansion of the Conreria-Sant Mateu-Céllecs PEIN area in the Serralada Litoral was approved, to increase the protected area from 4,706 to 7,408 ha. The Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona) has promoted the amendment of the Special Protection Plan so that it can be applied to the new extended areas. The […]

Actions to strengthen the Green Infrastructure at Punta de la Móra

Punta de la Mora, located near Tarragona and included in the Natura 2000 network, is an emblematic space for its natural interest and its cultural and historical heritage. A study promoted by the Catalan Department of Territory and Sustainability has defined actions to improve its ecological connectivity with other natural protected areas nearby and facilitate […]