Travelling exhibition of the Life Fluvial project on the Mieres Campus

From today, Tuesday 9th July until next September, the Mieres Campus is hosting the travelling exhibition of the LIFE FLUVIAL project.

The exhibition consists of 16 panels showing the most important aspects of LIFE Fluvial in the three languages of the scope of the project (Spanish, Galician and Portuguese, two other panels will summarize it in English).

1º Natura 2000 Network and LIFE programme: The Natura 2000 Network forms a system of Natural Protected Areas in the European Union to guarantee the maintenance or re-establishment of habitats and species of Community interest. The LIFE programme is the EU’s financial instrument for the environment and climate action.

2nd River corridors, highlighting their effectiveness as an ecological corridor, their mixed nature as they are made up of interconnected aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the importance of the conservation of our rivers.

3º Environmental role of river corridors, in themselves and for their functions of ecological connection and regulation of the water cycle.

4º Presentation of the LIFE Fluvial and its objectives for the improvement of the conservation status of the Atlantic river corridors in the Natura 2000 Network.

5º Habitats of Community interest in the corridors: mainly riparian forests with alder and ash (90E0*) and the adjacent oak groves (9230).

6th and 7th Species in the river corridors. The importance of the Atlantic river corridors for the conservation of flora (6th) and fauna (7th) is highlighted: relict ferns with hanging fronds almost 3 m long, daffodils, naiads, dragonflies, desmanes and migratory fish such as lamprey, eel or salmon share these corridors.

8th and 9th Invasive alien species. Invasive exotic and exotic species that threaten their conservation are also present.

10º Other anthropic alterations on river corridors that hinder their function as ecological corridors.

11º What does LIFE Fluvial do? Main measures: Elimination of exotic plantations and invasive species, removal of dead alders affected by Phytophthora spp, restoration of riverside forests.

The last four panels are dedicated to each of the LIFE Fluvial action areas, the river basins of the Limia river (12th), the Eo river (13th), Alto Miño (14th) and Mariñas Coruñesas (15th). They include a map of actions and a textual and photographic summary of the biodiversity of community interest in each of them.

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