Andrena strategy from 2019

 

We continue giving support to projects SOS Samaruc and Mediterranean Temporary Ponds. 

New projects are selected according to the following strategy:

A problem is identified.
For example, high nitrate pollution in the Vic area (Barcelona).
A problem is identified.

We seek the assessment of scientists.
Meetings are held with leading experts in biogeochemistry and hydrogeology.

We seek the assessment of scientists.
Planning of an ecological restoration strategy.
We are currently planning a mitigation strategy for nitrate pollution, by means of wetland restoration at the watershed scale.
Planning of an ecological restoration strategy.
Seeking partners to develop the restoration plan.

Ecological restoration

The first ideal step would be to eliminate or reduce the causes of degradation.

The best approach is the restoration of ecological processes, such as the cycle of nutrients, hydrological dynamics, infiltration capacity, dispersion … and biodiversity as the driving force of ecosystem functions.

Process-based restoration recovers resilient ecosystems that do not require ongoing maintenance.