Andrena strategy 2019

We continue working on two projects started in 2014 – SOS Samaruc and Temporary ponds in l’Albera.

We temporarily suspend open calls for aid.

We will develop new ecosystem restoration projects, according to
with the following strategy:

Detect an ecological problem.
For example, the serious contamination by nitrates of aquifers and streams in the Plana de Vic (Barcelona).
Detect an ecological problem.
Ask for advice from specialist scientists.
We met with leading experts in fluvial biogeochemistry and hydrogeology, from different universities and research centers.
Ask for advice from specialist scientists.
Design an ecological restoration strategy.
We are currently designing the nitrate pollution mitigation strategy, through the restoration of ecosystems at the basin scale.
Design an ecological restoration strategy.
Search for the best organizations, professionals and partners to face the problem.

Ecological restoration criteria

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.