Oreka Mendian is an EU LIFE project running from 2016 to 2021, which aims to develop a strategy for the conservation and the management of mountain pastures located in Natura 2000 areas in the Basque Country. A member of Euromontana, the HAZI foundation, is directly involved in the project as coordinator, alongside Euromontana.
This project implements preservation measures in 15 Natura 2000 sites in the Spanish Basque Country, as well as in 8 Special Preservation Zones in French Basque Country. Indeed, mountain pastures being both very rich ecosystems in terms of biodiversity but simultaneously highly endangered ecosystems in Europe, they should be sustainably managed to guarantee the conservation of the habitats and species that coexist within them.
You can find out more about this project and its results:
- by visiting the project’s website at: www.lifeorekamendian.eu,
- by attending the interim conference of the project which will tackle “The role of the shepherd. Tradition and technology for the conservation of mountain pastures” and offer you a field visit to Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park on 26-27 November 2018 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the Basque Country (more information here),
- or by reading the new project brochure still hot from the press!
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.15 October 2018