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HomeTypes of actionB. Purchase or leasing of land and compensatory payments for the right of useB.1. Compensatory payments for ceasing wood and crop farming in communal land and the subsequent restoration of the natural habitats.

B.1. Compensatory payments for ceasing wood and crop farming in communal land and the subsequent restoration of the natural habitats.

In order to recover river areas, there is a need to work on common land (council owned) located on the banks of the rivers Aragón and Arga. For this reason, the proposal is to reach agreements with the councils for the lease of the rights to use this common land, which has already been identified as potentially suitable for the restoration of habitats.

86 plots of land have been identified (408 hectares), included in the demarcation of Natura 2000, and whose use is currently not consistent with the conservation of biodiversity (wood or farming crops). The agreements proposed consist in paying the council for the loss of income derived from felling the poplar plantations located on land intended for restoring natural copses or wetlands for the mink. It is also proposed to pay the councils for the loss of income derived from carrying out restoration schemes on farming land that has the potentiality for conversion into copses.

The plots of land identified, in addition to being included in the Natura 2000 Network and having a high potential for restoring habitats of interest for conservation purposes, are also subject to frequent flooding (at least once every five years), leading to a low crop yield and considerable investment by the administrations in the maintenance of flood barriers and irrigation infrastructures.

Partners


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

Co-financers


    Gobierno de Navarra Gobierno de España

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