Andalusian Envorinment Awards

Colleagues awarded

Juan Calderón Rubiales, former director of the Doñana Biological Reserve (EBD-CSIC) has been awarded in the last edition of the Environmental Awards of the Junta de Andalucía. Juan ("Perote"), retired now, developed his research and professional career during 40 years in Doñana. The jury has highlighted his contributions to the conservation of Doñana, his commitment, his capacity for consensus and his important contributions to knowledge in the defense and improvement of the environment. At the same time, the harbor of Sevilla has been awarded for its management of the sediments from the maintenance dredging of the Guadalquivir river. Using a protocol designed by Miguel Ferrer's team (EBD-CSIC), the creation of suitable habitats for the rest, reproduction and breeding of water birds and other species of interest has been achieved in sediment depots. It is highlighted that this project is an example of how the economic development of a region can be reconciled with the conservation of the environment as part of the emerging philosophy of "Working with nature". CONGRATULATIONS!!

Press release (Junta de Andalucía)



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Finalist European Natura 2000 Award

We need your vote!

We are very happy to announce that the application entitled "Reinforcing the roles of remote sensing in Natura 2000 monitoring" presented by our colleague Ricardo Díaz-Delgado has been selected as a finalist of the European Natura 2000 award 2020 edition under Cross-border Cooperation and Networking category. As finalist, this proposal is eligible for the ‘European Natura 2000 Citizens' Award', the winner being decided by a public online vote. Feel free to share this initiative and if you would like to support it we kindly ask you to vote for it before 15 September 2020 at: https://natura2000award-application.eu/finalist/3126. In order to vote you should provide a valid email address in the webpage. A confirmation email will then be sent to the specified address with a link in the main body to be clicked in order to validate your vote. Only validated votes are counted. We sincerely thank you for your support and for spreading the news through your email lists, colleagues and social networks and media. This proposal is a result of the efforts made over the last years to transfer knowledge on the use of remote sensing in the conservation and monitoring of Natura 2000 protected areas. These efforts have contributed to the implementation of  the Eurosite Remote Sensing Support Group  and the publication of the book "The roles of remote sensing in nature conservation". All thanks to the collaboration between Eurosite and the Remote Sensing & GIS Lab and The Monitoring Team on Natural Resources and Processes of the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC).

 


https://natura2000award-application.eu/finalist/3126