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A.2. Production of native plants to be used in the project

It is essential to ensure that the plants used in the restoration schemes are native species and varieties in order to conserve the ecological values of the area to be restored.

On occasions, this objective may become complicated due to the fact that many of the species can either not be found on the market or else the varieties available are different from those present in the restoration area.

The introduction of different varieties can lead to intrusions and the deterioration of the gene pool of the native species present, thereby having a negative impact on the conservation of biodiversity. For this reason, the use of seeds and propagules collected in the area is vital to conserving the ecological values.

The seeds and propagules are to be grown at the tree nursery facilities run by Gestión Ambiental de Navarra (Navarre Environmental Management) in Pamplona, Funes and Marcilla. These nurseries habitually carry out tasks relating to the germination and growth of native plants, and therefore the facilities are equipped to work with almost all these species. However, this is not the case with regard to aquatic and marsh vegetation and it will therefore be necessary to invest in the construction of pools and the upgrading of the facilities available. Furthermore, the nursery personnel needs to be specifically trained in handling these plant types.

Partners


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

Co-financers


    Gobierno de Navarra Gobierno de España

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