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Preparación de las actuaciones en terrenos cinegéticos. Abril 2018

Preparación de las actuaciones en terrenos cinegéticos. Abril 2018 1599 1200 Fundación Oso Pardo

La acción C3 del proyecto plantea el desbroce y limpieza en el entorno de unos 100 puestos habituales de caza mayor o líneas de tiro, en los diferentes terrenos cinegéticos (tecores) existentes en la zona de actuación, con el objetivo de mejorar la visibilidad y la seguridad en las cacerías, evitando el riesgo de disparar accidentalmente a osos al confundirlos con jabalíes entre la vegetación, contribuyendo así a la compatibilización de la caza en zonas oseras.

Para comenzar a preparar estas actuaciones, el 16 de marzo de 2018 hemos desarrollado una reunión con 29 representantes y directivos de los tecores existentes en los concellos de Quiroga, Folgoso do Courel, Samos, Triacastela, As Nogais y Pedrafita do Cebreiro. La reunión ha sido convocada con la ayuda de la Federación Galega de Caza y ha permitido explicar las propuestas del proyecto y establecer los primeros contactos con los responsables de terrenos cinegéticos.

Durante el mes de abril ya se han empezado los trabajos de revisión, definición y cartografía de las primeras actuaciones, planteadas en colaboración con los responsables de varios tecores y el equipo técnico de la Fundación Oso Pardo. Una vez evaluados los posibles efectos de las actuaciones previstas sobre la Red Natura y la biodiversidad y establecidos los acuerdos para el desarrollo de los trabajos, con la autorización de los correspondientes montes vecinales en mano común (MVMC), se comenzarán en breve los trabajos de limpieza y desbroce en actuaciones lineales, que serán desarrollados por empresas forestales locales.

Reunión explicativa del proyecto con representantes y directivos de tecores de la zona de actuación, celebrada el 16 de marzo de 2018.

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Technical visit to LIFE project permeability measures for bears in Greece

Technical visit to LIFE project permeability measures for bears in Greece 500 375 Fundación Oso Pardo

In October 2014 a team of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has visited different permeability and mortality reduction measures developed by the LIFE12/NAT/GR/000784 ARCPIN and other previous projects in the Egnatía highway in Greece.

LIFE Bear Defragmentation team, accompanied by Yorgos Mertzanis, Yorgos Iliopoulos and other specialists from the NGO Callisto, one of the partners of LIFE ARCPIN project, have visited some parts of the highway crossing the Pindo Mountains, where 24 bears have been killed by car collisions between 2008 and 2013 and very important measures were developed to solve this problem. Tunnels, passes, underpasses and alert signals have been constructed, but the main measure was the construction of a bear proof fence in the most problematic sections of the highway.

The exchange of ideas and experiences has been very helpful for the design and implementation of the project actions, but also for future considerations about infrastructure permeability and habitat connectivity in Cantabrian bear range.

October 2014

 

Yorgos Mertzanis (Callisto, right) and Fernando Ballesteros (FOP, left) on the Egnatia highway

 

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Project presentation in the 23rd International Conference on Bear Research and Management

Project presentation in the 23rd International Conference on Bear Research and Management 150 150 Fundación Oso Pardo

The interpopulation corridor habitat analysis developed as a scientific basis for the design of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project actions have been presented in the recent conference of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA), carried out in October 2014 in Thessaloniki (Greece). The presentation and the analysis are a result of a collaboration between FOP technical team and researchers from the Technical University of Madrid.

The poster in English can be read here..

October 2014

 


Póster de presentación del proyecto LIFE Desfragmentación

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Newsletter nº 2

Newsletter nº 2 150 150 Fundación Oso Pardo

The second newsletter of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has been published, summarizing information and news. It can be read here (in spanish).

October 2014

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Newsletter nº 2

Newsletter nº 2 150 150 Fundación Oso Pardo

We have published the second newsletter of the Bear Defragmentation LIFE Project, summarizing information and news for everybody. You can read it here (in spanish).

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Collecting fruits for the corridor reforestation

Collecting fruits for the corridor reforestation 500 743 Fundación Oso Pardo

During this summer, Brown Bear Foundation (Fundacion Oso Pardo, FOP) teams have continued with the collection of autochthonous seeds for the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project and others. Past autumn, more than 175 kg of seeds were collected in bear areas and this summer another 270 kg of cherries (Prunus avium), plums (Prunus insititia) and buckthorn berries (Rhamnus alpina) have been gathered and will produce more than one hundred thousand new trees. FOP teams are still collecting fruits of whitebeam (Sorbus aria), rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), crab apple (Malus sylvestris) and others.

All seeds have been carried to the Central Forest Nursery of the Castilla y Leon regional government when, in compliance with a collaboration agreement with FOP, new trees are going to be prepared for the LIFE reforestation actions.


Cherry seedlings

September 2014

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Project information and dissemination events

Project information and dissemination events 500 332 Fundación Oso Pardo

During summer, LIFE project team is setting up several meetings with stakeholders, majors, neighborhood comitees, hunters or beekeepers of the cantabrian bear interpopulational corridor, talking about the project and preparing future actions.

In august we have developed some public informative events as a conference in Tolibia de Arriba, invited by Tolibia Spirits Association; another in Riello, organized by the city council in his Culture Week, a third one in Riolago de Babia as part of the Babia and Luna Mountains Association Assembly, or another one also in Riolago de Babia, organized by the Friends of the Babia Mastiff, with members of the Civil Guard environmental service.

LIFE’s project coordinator in Tolibia de Arriba

August 2014

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Bears in the corridor

Bears in the corridor 500 332 Fundación Oso Pardo

In summer, bear activity increases in the interpopulation corridor territory, usually around beehives as bears are passionate honey lovers and they can travel long distances to obtain this sweet reward. During the last weeks, in collaboration with the beekeepers and the Regional Government of Castilla y León, we have known and looked into several data of presence of bears in different locations of the southern part of the interpopulation corridor, as Valverde del Curueño (Valdelugueros), Mallo de Luna (Barrios de Luna), Candanedo de Fenar (La Robla), La Vid de Gordón (La Pola de Gordón), and even near the city of Leon, in Pedrún de Torío and Riosequino de Torío (Garrafe de Torío).

In some of this municipalities, Brown Bear Foundation (Fundación Oso Pardo, FOP) is developing the European LIFE project Bear Defragmentation, with the financial support of Gas Natural Fenosa, to ensure the long-term viability of the Cantabrian brown bear population, defragmentating the interpopulation corridor and consolidating the genetic and demographic interchange between the two sub-populations. Data of presence allows us to obtain hair and faeces samples, for genetic analysis.

Collecting samples in a apiary visited by a bear

June 2014

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Newsletter nº1

Newsletter nº1 150 150 Fundación Oso Pardo

We have published the first newsletter of the Bear Defragmentation LIFE Project, summarizing information and news for everybody. You can read it here (in spanish).

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Introductory video from LIFE Bear Defragmentation project

Introductory video from LIFE Bear Defragmentation project 150 150 Fundación Oso Pardo

One of the dissemination actions of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project is the editing of regular short video-news with the advances of the project and a final documentary with all its achievements. This first introductory video is a general presentation of the project, the geographical area and the main activities foreseen.

February 2014

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