San Tirso de Abres – The III Conference on Invasive Alien Species has been held.

On Wednesday 10th June, in San Tirso de Abres (Asturias), the III Conference on Invasive Alien Species in Atlantic river corridors was held. The LIFE Fluvial team represented by María Fernández García, Pilar Garcia Manteca and Mauro Sanna, members of INDUROT (University of Oviedo) organised this conference with the collaboration of InterEo and the Town Council of San Tirso de Abres. 

The first part of the conference focused on the presentation of the LIFE Fluvial Project to the residents of San Tirso de Abres. 

Next, the subject of invasive exotic species was discussed, with special attention to those present in San Tirso de Abres, such as the man’s lovebush (Tradescantia fluminensis) or other exotic species with invasive behaviour, such as the crocosmia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora), the fragrant senecio (Delairea odorata), the black acacia (Acacia melanoxylon) and the hybrid poplars (Populus x canadensis). 

The last part of the exhibition focused on the results obtained during the LIFE Fluvial actions in the enclaves of the Eo river basin. 

Finally, there was a small practical workshop on how to identify exotic and native plants using mobile applications and the specialised bibliography on this subject. 

We would like to thank all the participants for attending the workshop. 

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