HomeTypes of actionC. Management of the river habitatC.5. The eradication of non-native and invasive species.

C.5. The eradication of non-native and invasive species.

This action is focussed on demonstrating how to eliminate invasive non-native species within the project's scope of action, by carrying out the protocols previously prepared in action A3. 

This action contemplates the eradication of the non-native invasive species coming within the scope of the project, such as cane (Arundo donax), acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia), ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima), poplar clones (Populus sp.) and the Florida slider turtle (Trachemys scripta).

The plant eradication procedure will vary from one plant species to another, however, in general terms, the plan is to use methods successfully tried out in other areas such as Catalonia (Agencia Catalana de l’Aigua). Chemical methods shall not be used, in order to avoid water contamination whilst mechanical methods shall be used, consisting in the use of a backhoe excavator (in the case of cane, which generally grows in easily accessible areas) and girdling (in the case of tree species).

In the case of the Florida slider turtle, traps shall be laid in the habitats potentially frequented by this species (marshes, irrigation reservoirs, etc) coming within the project area, in order to identify the points at which this species is distributed. Based on the protocol prepared in action A.3, the trapping protocol shall be defined. The specimens caught shall be taken to the Ilundáin Wildlife Recovery Centre owned by the Government of Navarre, to include them in the adoption program (which exchanges Florida turtles for European turtles, in order to release the latter).


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


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