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HomeTypes of actionA. Preparatory actionsA.3. Diagnosis of the presence of non-native and invasive species within the project area, for subsequent eradication.

A.3. Diagnosis of the presence of non-native and invasive species within the project area, for subsequent eradication.

The impact caused by non-native plant species on the river ecosystem is primarily due to competition for resources (light, water, nutrients), for space (even altering the habitat), or due to hybridization with native species. Animal species also create impacts due to predation and the introduction of disease.

One of the goals of the project is to eradicate non-native invasive species, with regard to flora and fauna alike.

As far as the flora is concerned, it is proposed to carry out a cartographic inventory of the areas in which the exotic and invasive flora are located and which are to be eradicated: reed cane (Arundo donax), acacias (Robinia pseudoacacia), ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima) and poplar clones (Populus sp.). It is also necessary to draw up the specific methodology for the eradication of these plants, based on the latest advances being made in other places, with proven effectiveness.

As far as the fauna is concerned, it is proposed to draw up a protocol for the eradication of the Florida slider turtle (Trachemys scripta), thereby avoiding its impact on the populations of European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis).

Partners


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

Co-financers


    Gobierno de Navarra Gobierno de España

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