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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Common Agricultural Policy and pollinators

Recommendations to ensure the CAP post-2020 supports insect pollinators

Insect pollinators continue to decline in Europe despite the Common Agricultural Policy's increased focus on environmental protection. Pollinator experts from across Europe identified a need to improve the quality of wildlife habitats through more targeted management and a robust monitoring framework. With specific habitats typically not providing all resources pollinators require, landscape level initiatives are required that support a variety of habitats that are complementary in resources offered

 

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