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Project Goals

The project aims to restore the habitats used by the European mink (Mustela lutreola) on the lower reaches of the Aragón and Arga rivers, during some stages of its life cycle. And, indirectly, the project also expects to improve the conservation status of the actual European mink population.

To achieve this goal, the proposal is to apply the River Territory concept as a way of safeguarding biodiversity and of achieving a good ecological status, whilst also ensuring that all actions adopted are compatible with the enhancement of local community interests.

The measures to restore and improve the potential habitat of the European mink in the river territory are directed at recovering and increasing the European mink population in the area. This will guarantee the preservation of the species in the area and will promote the recovery of specimens in the neighbouring populations.

The restoration of the flood plains and the natural habitats on which the mink depends in order to complete its life cycle, will permit the coordinated application of the three European river management related Directives: the Habitats Directive; the water Framework Directive; and the Flood Prevention Directive. It is also expected that this model will serve as an example for the management of other Mediterranean rivers.

Partners


    Gestión Ambiental de Navarra, S.A. Fundación Crana Tragsa

Co-financers


    Gobierno de Navarra Gobierno de España

LIFE+ Environmental Recovery of the River Territory: a vital area for the European Mink (Mustela lutreola) | LIFE+ MINK TERRITORY