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On October 1st, the Action C3 of the LIFE BACCATA project in Galicia began. This Action consisted of a forest plantation with species characteristic of habitat 9580*. The objective is to increase the area of these species and, consequently,to improve their state of conservation.
In the first days of April, it began the creation of two arboretums through plantations in places of special interest and high tourist influx, in addition to improving and adapting an existing arboretum.
The actions of improvement and conservation of tiles of the Special Area of Conservation (SAC) "Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina", in the province of Palencia, have been resumed after the temporary suspension due to the state of sanitary alarm by Covid-19.
The LIFE BACCATA Project seeks to improve the habitat 9580* conservation status in 15 SCAs (Special Conservation Areas) found in the Cantabrian Mountain Range by acting upon indicators of the conservation status: Area of occupancy, structure and functions and future prospects.
According to findings from the characterization surveys conducted in the Basque Country, yew trees presence and density are significant in Pagoeta, with a well-connected representative population and abundant regeneration.

The word tejo (Yew tree in Spanish) comes from the old Castilian texo or taxo. Etymologically this term comes from the Latin word taxus in the first place however it has not been agreed yet on the term this Latin form derives from.
Burgos bears a great potential for the yew habitat (HIC 9580*) given its biophysical, biogeographic and ecological conditions and the large number of yew woods found in and out of the Special Conservation Areas (SPAs) confirms that.
On the 20th and 21st of May the monitoring team of LIFE BACCATA Project, NEEMO, went to Pagoeta-Aralar, Guipuzkoa, for their annual monitoring visit. The meeting was used to review the LIFE BACCATA Project administrative, financial and organizational actions which include a technical visit to Pagoeta where actions are already being implemented.
The Agricultural Biodiversity and Rural Development Institute of the University of Santiago de Compostela (IBADER) will impart a summer course on ‛The Old Forests, Biodiversity Refuges in a Changing World’.

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