Fundación International Nature and Santander Client Finance collaborate with the primary section of the European mission LIFE Teixeres. It’s an initiative funded by the European Union and its companions are the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Growth, Local weather Emergency and Ecological Transition, VAERSA and the technical coordination of the Centre for Forest Analysis and Experimentation of the Valencian Group.
Over the subsequent 4 years, the LIFE Teixeres mission will work on the conservation and restoration of relict forests of Yew (Taxus baccata) within the Valencia Area. The mission will cowl 55 websites in 10 Natura 2000 Community areas. It’s an important intervention carried out to date to enhance the habitat of the Yew tree in Valencia.
By the tip of March, a complete of 5,000 crops may have been replanted within the province of Castellón, within the mountains of Vilafranca, Herbeset, Ares del Maestre and Penyagolosa. This primary section of planting has the collaboration of Fundación International Nature, an organisation devoted to the safety of nature, and Santander Client Finance, by means of the marketing campaign it launched final yr, wherein it undertook to plant a tree for each buy of a Class A family equipment with financing.
The habitat of the yew tree within the Mediterranean space (with the Natura 2000 code 9580*) is taken into account a precedence by the European Union. As well as, below Valencian laws, the yew is listed as a monitored species. Presently, this species faces a number of threats in Valencian lands, such because the discount of its habitat, the low variety of new bushes, local weather change and fires. Its restoration requires very particular planting to introduce the identical species that have been initially there. In complete, 32 species will probably be planted to speed up plant succession, the substitute of 1 plant neighborhood by one other, and thus obtain mature forests with the correct habitat for the yew to outlive.
The Centre for Forestry Analysis and Experimentation (CIEF) has carried out the gathering of seeds within the native areas and the manufacturing of the crops within the nursery, which is able to now exit into the sphere. “The crops for use are no less than one yr outdated, as a result of at this age it’s simpler for them to take root. Even so, they’ve the problems inherent to a plantation,” say the CIEF. “We wish to enhance the conservation standing and resilience of Mediterranean yew forests in Valencia within the face of the opposed results of local weather change, amongst others,” they add.