Life in action

Environmental Education Program. December 2016

In the last months of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project, an environmental education program aimed at all students in the municipalities of the project (…)
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Participation of volunteers in the actions of the LIFE project. December 2016

The implication and involvement of the inhabitants of the corridor in the habitat improvement actions have been a very important part of the project. (…)
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Permeabilization in the surroundings of some existing passages in the highway AP66. November 2016

In November, the permeabilization and improvement in the surroundings of some passages existing in the highway AP-66 have been completed. This action has consisted in the planting (…)
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Participation in an international congress on European threatened large carnivores and scavenger raptors. October 2016

Between 13 and 15 October, the coordinator of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project participated in an international meeting on the conservation of large carnivores (…)
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Succesfully developed the Project Participatory Meetings in La Pola de Gordón. October 2016

On 14, 15 and 16 October, the Participatory Meetings of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project were held in La Pola de Gordón (León), with the collaboration of the host city council. (…)
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Published Newsletter Nº 6. September 2016

The last newsletter of the project has been published, with the main actions developed since spring to the end of the project. (…)
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Participation of intern students in the LIFE project. August 2016

Brown Bear Foundation (Fundación Oso Pardo, FOP) regularly welcomes students from various formation programs related to nature conservation and forest management  (…)
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Bears in the corridor. August 2016

Over the summer of 2016 the field team has continued to verify the presence of various brown bear specimens in the interpopulation corridor. (…)
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European Commission visits the project. May 2016

On 23rd and 24th of May 2016 a follow-up visit has been organised for the European Commission to examine the Bear Defragmentation LIFE project, (…)
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End of the second plantation campaign. April 2016

From October to April, the second sowing campaign has been carried out in the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project. The work has been undertaken by 14 forest workers and one forestry foreman (…)
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Planting with volunteers. April 2016

On the 9th April volunteer activities got under way again with the planting of connectivity forests for the brown bear in the interpopulation corridor as (…)
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Dissemination activities of the project. April 2016

Over the last few months the dissemination activities of the project have been ongoing to raise awareness of the brown bears’ situation in the Cantabrian interpopulation corridor, (…)
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Published Newsletter 5. March 2016

Newsletter 5 of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has been published. (…)
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Purchase of land for the project. December 2015

Among the activities of the LIFE project is the purchase of disused agricultural lands for restoration. This makes possible the planting of connectivity forests and (…)
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Publication of a special bulletin on the project. November 2015

In November 2015 a special informative bulletin on the LIFE project has been published. With 24 pages in full colour and printed with the collaboration (…)
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Hiring of local unemployed for planting work. October 2015

In October 2015 the second plantation campaign of the LIFE project has got under way. As in the previous campaign, a work team has been sourced from local unemployed people (…)
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Planting with volunteers from GAS NATURAL FENOSA. October 2015

On Saturday 17th October, volunteers planted a part of the project’s acquired terrains in the Gete valley (Cármenes, León). The 20 volunteers taking part in the planting. (…)
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Published Newsletter 4. September 2015

Newsletter 4 of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has been published. (…)
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Project dissemination activities. June to September 2015

Over the summer of 2015 LIFE project dissemination activities have continued focussing on the project itself, its goals and outcomes, both inside the Cantabrian brown bear interpopulation corridor, (…)
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New harvesting of seeds for the project. August 2015

In the summer of 2015, a new autochthonous seed harvesting campaign has gone ahead to produce saplings for sowing the connectivity forests for the LIFE project. (…)
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Planted 17,000 trees throughout 2014 in the interpopulation corridor. Mars 2015

Last Monday, March 23, a visit was made to the plantations developed in the interpopulation corridor in the framework of the LIFE Project “Habitat Defragmentation for the Brown Bear in the Cantabrian Mountains”. (…)
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Newsletter nº3. Mars 2015

Third newsletter of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has been published, summarizing information and news. It can be read here (in spanish). (…)
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Participation in an International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and other categories of bear-human conflicts. February 2015

Between 6 and 8 February 2015 and International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and other categories of bear-human conflicts has beeen hold in Kastoria (Greece), (…)
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Signed Land Stewardship Agreements for the connectivity forest plantations. December 2014

After an intense work of reconnaissance of the land and fruitful debates with proprietors, local councils and municipalities, (…)
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Signed collaboration agreement with Polytechnic University of Madrid. December 2014

Brown Bear Foundation (Fundación Oso Pardo, FOP) has signed a collaboration agreement and an specific agreement with the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) (…)
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Technical visit to LIFE project permeability measures for bears in Greece. October 2014

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 (…)
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Project presentation in the 23rd International Conference on Bear Research and Management. October 2014

The interpopulation corridor habitat analysis developed as a scientific basis for the design of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project actions have been presented (…)
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Newsletter nº2. October 2014

The second newsletter of the LIFE Bear Defragmentation project has been published, summarizing information and news. It can be read here (in spanish). (…)
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Collecting fruits for the corridor reforestation. September 2014

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 (…)
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Project information and dissemination events. August 2014

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. (…)
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Bears in the corridor. June 2014

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. (…)
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Newsletter nº1. Mars 2014

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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Project introductory video. February 2014

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 (…)
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Technical visit to LIFE Iberlince. January 2014

As a networking and information exchange action, a team from LIFE Brown Bear Defragmentation has visited LIFE Iberlince from 24 to 29 January 2014. (…)
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Collected all the authoctonous seeds for the project December 2013

Between September and December 2013, members of the field team of the Project have collected in the bear area more than 80.000 seeds of the autochthonous plants (…)
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Project presentation in a meeting on ecological connectivity. November 2013

LIFE Project Brown Bear Defragmentation has been presented in a recent technical meeting developed in Cáceres (Spain) (…)
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