The Life Scrubsnet project reached a major milestone in Evora with two days of intense discussions and progress updates. Hosted by the University of Evora, the event highlighted the dedication of project partners and stakeholders to preserving and restoring shrub areas and Quercus trees.
Day one took us to the Terra de Freiras pilot farm, where we saw the incredible structures designed to protect shrubs and Quercus trees. We also learned about the efforts to enhance the local fauna and naturalize a livestock pond.
On the second day, we dove into a detailed presentation of the actions implemented so far and those planned for the months ahead.
INNOGESTIONA kicked off the day with an overview of the project, highlighting achievements and milestones. ECOHABITAT and EXVER, shared their successful actions in preserving and restoring shrub areas and Quercus trees.
The focus of the afternoon session shifted to the D actions, which aimed to evaluate the environmental impact of the project on species, soil health, and habitat diseases. Experts from JUNTAEX, SEO, IRNAS-CSIC, CSIC, and ICTIOS Consulting presented their methodologies and findings, covering bird indicators, soil and health indicators, pollinators, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Their comprehensive assessments reinforced the project’s commitment to holistic monitoring and ecological preservation.
INNOGESTIONA continued with an overview of the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) and the ongoing efforts to ensure replicability, transferability, and policies improvement.
Dissemination and awareness activities were emphasized, promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing. Project management and governance were also addressed.
The Life Scrubsnet project is making remarkable strides towards its conservation goals!