LIFE Montserrat at the 2018 Catalan Congress on Environmental Education
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  • LIFE Montserrat at the 2018 Catalan Congress on Environmental Education

    20 November 2018

    The Catalan Congress on Environmental Education was held in Girona on 16-17 November 2018. The event was attended by more than 200 professionals from many disciplines, all of them in some way related to environmental education. Presentations, debates and workshops were conducted with the aim of assessing how environmental education is being developed at present […]

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  • Technical visit to fire managed areas

    12 November 2018

    A group of technicians from the OPEN2PRESERVE project came to the LIFE Montserrat area on November 7. They visited the areas that were affected by a forest fire in 2015 and some plots where prescribed burnings have been carried out. The intention was to see real examples of how technical fire is being used in […]

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  • More networking activity

    31 October 2018

    Once again, technical teams from other LIFE projects show their interest in visiting us so they get to know LIFE Montserrat activity first-hand. The last of these visits has come from LIFE Cyclamen, a project aiming at increasing Cyprus’s LIFE Programme performing levels in terms of both numbers and quality of proposals. On October 25, […]

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  • Networking with the FIRELIFE project

    21 September 2018

    The FIRELIFE project (LIFE13 INF/HU/000827) is focused on the prevention of forest fires in Hungary. The technical team of this project contacted LIFE Montserrat with the aim to come and visit the actions that are being carried out in the Montserrat area with the twin objectives of reducing the risk of fire and favouring biodiversity. […]

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  • Monitoring of butterfly populations

    28 August 2018

    LIFE Montserrat works on a wide range of biodiversity monitoring indicators. One of them is the Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (CBMS) based on butterfly species. CBMS provides annual data on the population status of butterflies from the weekly repetition of censuses in fixed-route transects, allowing us to relate local changes in the abundance of the […]

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  • Newsletter July 2018

    30 July 2018

    A new edition of the LIFE Montserrat Newsletter is already available. It includes main news concerning the project in the last six months. You can find it in the RESOURCES section of this website together with previous issues already launched. Or you can also reach it here.

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  • Insects used as biodiversity monitoring indicators

    10 July 2018

    In forest ecosystems the abundance and diversity of insects can be a good indicator of their characteristics and ecological status. Therefore, LIFE Montserrat includes insects, mainly beetle and butterfly communities, among their biodiversity monitoring indicators. Many ways can be used to collect insect samples and measure their abundance. One of them is the direct capture […]

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  • Grazing management plans

    11 June 2018

    The elaboration of grazing management plans for each LIFE Montserrat grazing unit is one of the main current project working lines. These plans are based on the study and identification of livestock feeding potential areas in every grazing unit in order to define best possible use of the resources considering the objectives of the project […]

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  • LIFE Montserrat’s Education programme assessment

    9 May 2018

    The 2017-2018 school year is about to finish. Over the past few months 20 primary and secondary schools from the project area have been working both in the classroom and in a field trip on the educational activities and materials designed by the LIFE Montserrat project. Expected results have been achieved through joint efforts and […]

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