Action D.1

D.1. Monitoring the affects of the habitats project

Currently, the enclave habitats and their characteristic species are known. However, to make a proper assessment of restoration projects it is necessary to have more specific information which will be obtained by the Action A1

This process will also serve to bring about corrections to the proposed measures and actions in the case that the expected results are not produced well enough to anticipate or respond to potential negative impacts that may arise.

This will be supported by the help of a guard service from the competent authorities in Natura 2000 which will provide surveillance for the sites, ensuring that the means provided (fences, troughs) maintian their integrity and managing the opening of temporary fencing in function with defined guidelines. They will also acknowledge the immediate detection of any negative event that could occur: unauthorized action, excessive drying, changes in vegetation, etc.

This monitoring takes place during the flowering season of the species, and they will be analized at at two levels:

  • In minute detail, through permanent squares, in which floristic inventories will be made and the descriptive parameters (percentage of free water, water depth, water pH, vegetation covering, vegetation height, shocks, etc..) will be recorded.
  • By comparing the vegetation mapped into the polygons established during the preparatory action A1 (ex ante monitoring). Floristic inventories will be conducted for each of the polygons.

Each beneficiary will produce annual reports for each of their enclaves throughout the project’s implementation period, and the coordinating beneficiary, with the collaboration of the other beneficiaries, will prepare an annual joint monitoring report. They have the support of the International Advisory Committee.