RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS IN PROTECTED AREAS IN THE ALPS AND PYRENEES

  • Bats, little-known marvels!

    Bats, little-known marvels!

    Today is the International Bat Appreciation Day, with over 1,440 species worldwide, bats are true examples of biodiversity among mammals. Approximately 20% of all mammal species are bats. The order Chiroptera, a Greek-origin name meaning “winged hand” (cheir = hand, pteron = wing), encompasses all bat species. Bats are distributed throughout most of the planet,…

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  • We have published the second brochure of the project

    We have published the second brochure of the project

    A characteristic feature of high mountains, especially in areas composed of granite or slate, is the abundance and diversity of surface waters. This richness is a result of high precipitation, the low permeability of the rocks, and glacial terrain. As a result, there is an abundance of springs and other water sources, such as streams,…

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  • Welcome back to the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR newsletter!

    Welcome back to the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR newsletter!

    We are excited to present our project’s latest newsletter, shining a spotlight on the incredible achievements we’ve recently accomplished. Over the past months, we’ve been immersed in scientific endeavors, conservation actions and outreach initiatives, all in pursuit of our primary objective: restoring and preserving high-mountain aquatic ecosystems. Our summer field campaign has been pivotal, involving…

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  • The first brochure of the project has been published!

    The first brochure of the project has been published!

    One of the outreach tasks included in the project is to create a total of three informative brochures. This initial publication, edited in 6 languages, contains general information about the project. It details the target species and habitats, the conservation actions being undertaken, and explaining the main threats faced by high-mountain aquatic ecosystems and the…

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  • We have participated in the video report “Trackling restoration in high mountain lakes in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park”

    We have participated in the video report “Trackling restoration in high mountain lakes in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park”

    The LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project and also, the previous LIFE LimnoPirineus project, that we lead from the Centre for Advanced Studies in Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), is part of the video report “Abordando la restauración de los lagos de montaña en el Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici” (Tackling restoration in high mountain lakes…

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  • We are one of the key players in the video “Exploring Nature’s Wonders: Ecological Monitoring in Mountain National Parks”

    We are one of the key players in the video “Exploring Nature’s Wonders: Ecological Monitoring in Mountain National Parks”

    The Natural Heritage project of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has collaborated with the LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project to be part of a video inspired by long-term monitoring (LTER) of Mountain National Parks. Long-term monitoring of natural heritage, both biotic (microorganisms, animals, plants, habitats, etc.) and abiotic (atmosphere, ice, caves, etc.), allows scientists to…

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  • We have just published the first newsletter of the project

    We have just published the first newsletter of the project

    The LIFE RESQUE ALPYR project aims to restore and improve the conservation of high mountain aquatic habitats, focusing mainly on ponds, alpine and subalpine meadows, peat bogs and carbonated springs. The project is a continuation of two previous LIFE projects, the LIFE LIMNOPIRINEUS in the Pyrenees and the LIFE BIOAQUAE in the Alps. Among the…

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