Case study:LIFE Charcos - Conservação de Charcos Temporários na Costa Sudoeste de Portugal (Conservation of Med Temporary Ponds in SW Portugal)

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Project overview

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Status Complete
Project web site http://lifecharcos.lpn.pt/en/
Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Monitoring
Country Portugal
Main contact forename Rita
Main contact surname Alcazar
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Liga para a Protecção da Natureza – LPN (Nature Protection League)
Contact organisation web site http://www.lpn.pt
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LIFE Charcos

Project summary

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The Project LIFE CHARCOS aims to promote the conservation of a priority habitat – the Mediterranean Temporary Ponds (MTP) (priority habitat 3170* of the Annex I of EU Habitats Directive) - which is increasingly threatened due to its ecological fragility and by a lack of knowledge regarding its natural value. Moreover, in the last two-decades, land management options, such as modern industrialised agriculture and tourism have caused a steep decline in the condition of this habitat in the N2000 site. This project involves a strong partnership that allies the experience in implementing concrete conservation management measures (LPN), scientific knowledge (UÉvora, UAlg and CCMAR) and local stakeholders dealing with land management (ABM and CMO), which will contribute decisively to the successful implementation of conservation actions. The project consists in a well structured frame of actions that aims to tackle CTM conservation issues posed in the Costa do Sudoeste SCI. Preparatory actions will consolidate scientific knowledge as hidrogeological functioning (A3) and biological survey (A1). Compilation of this information and its integration in a GIS (A2) will support management decisions (actions B and C). The project intends to establish conservation status evaluation criteria (A4) and define CTM management guidelines (A5). The project team will work close with landowners (B1, B2), either for conservation and restoration of ponds (C2, C3), as well as, to promote extensive grazing and habitat connectivity (C1, C6). Seed bank is intended as a repository of native germoplasm (C4) to be used in the restoration actions of the project. Restoration actions will focus on restoring hydrology and hydroperiod, taking into account the basin topography. Removal of exotic and upland scrubby plant species will be done. The restoration of a specific temporary pond will be devoted for public awareness (C5).

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Sado and Mira
River basin Sado and Mira

Subcatchment

River name Charcos
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Site

Name Southwest Coast SCI – Portugal (Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast (PNSACV).
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Heavily modified water body No
National/international site designation EU - Special Area of Conservation
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Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
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Project background

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Project started 2013/07/01
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Project completed 2017/12/31
Total cost category 1000 - 5000 k€
Total cost (k€) 1,977.465
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1,977,465 €
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources LIFE PROGRAMME 1, 483.098 Euro (= 75.00% of total eligible budget)

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure protect habitat 3170*
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Measures

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Bank/bed modifications
Floodplain / River corridor conservation and restoration of ponds
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Non-structural measures
Management interventions CTM management guidelines
Social measures (incl. engagement) conservation and restoration of ponds for public awareness
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