New farmyard in Vacarisses
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  • 2017

  • New farmyard in Vacarisses

    13 December 2017

    The construction of a new farmyard has been completed during the autumn. It is located in El Mimó, a public property owned by Vacarisses Town Council in which a new livestock holding will soon start its activity with the support of the LIFE Montserrat project. The new infrastructure is made of wood as a measure […]

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  • School visits in the project area

    17 November 2017

    During this 2017-2018 school year several primary and secondary schools from the project area will visit some of the sites hosting LIFE Montserrat activity as a measure to raise local awareness of the project. School visits will take place in two different sites: Can Maçana, in El Bruc, and El Mimó-Puigventós, in the area between […]

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  • Workshop with farmers

    16 October 2017

    A meeting between LIFE Montserrat farmers and the project technical staff took place on 9 October in El Bruc Town Council. Livestock holdings that benefit from LIFE Montserrat investments have already been selected at this stage, and they will all contribute to have grazing activity implemented in over 50% of the strategic areas for fire […]

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  • Prescribed burnings in Serra de Can Rubió have been completed

    15 September 2017

    On 12-13 September, wildfire fighting specialists of the Catalan Fire Department executed a prescribed burning in the remaining 6 hectares of the Can Rubió sector that had not been completed before the summer. The creation of a 16 hectares plot of low fuel load is especially important in an area where forest and shrub continuity […]

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  • New areas with grazing activity

    25 August 2017

    LIFE Montserrat project has purchased 150 goats to get grazing activity started in a wide strategic area for fire prevention in the municipality of Castellgalí, in the northern side of the project area. The animals have been sent to El Gall, a farm that used to have livestock activity until a few years ago. Now, […]

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  • New infrastructure for livestock implementation in Can Maçana

    17 July 2017

    Can Maçana is a protected natural area located in the western side of the Montserrat Natural Park. The project has built there a new goat shed to shelter the herd of goats that will soon start grazing the area. The shed can hold up to 70 goats considering organic farming requirements. It is made of […]

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  • Field trips with local school teachers

    16 June 2017

    The Project technical staff joined teachers from several local schools in two field visits that took place during the last week with the aim to prepare field visits with students scheduled for the next school year under the E4 (Local Community Awareness Campaign) Project Actions. Can Maçana, in El Bruc, and El Mimó-Puigventós, in the […]

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  • Urgent measures to help Montserrat’s Bonelli’s eagles

    29 May 2017

    Montserrat Natural Park technicians will be conducting extraordinary management actions to help the local pair of Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) feed their chick during the next critical weeks, before it can fly away from the nest. Concrete measures have been designed by a group of experts in management and monitoring of Bonelli’s Eagle including a […]

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  • Alícia’t Festival 2017

    5 May 2017

    On 29 and 30 April Fundació Alicia organised its annual Festival focused on easy, fun and healthy cooking. For two days Món Sant Benet hosts an event where food products, landscape and gastronomy merge together in a festive atmosphere with a lot of programmed activities that everyone can enjoy. An ideal scenario to extend local […]

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