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’.
The aim of the LIFE BACCATA project is to improve the conservation status of the habitat 9580*, in 15 SPAs of the Cantabrian Mountain Range, by focusing on the habitat conservation status indicators: ‛area of occupancy’, ‛structure and functions’ and ‛future prospects’.
The LIFE BACCATA Project is co-financed by the European Commission in the Framework of the LIFE Call. It will take place between 2016 and 2020 in fifteen Natura 2000 Network sites in the Cantabria Mountain Range located in Galicia, Castilla y León and the Basque Country. The aim of the LIFE BACCATA project is to improve the conservation status of yew woods (9580*).
Thanks to this study, the dimensions, structure, and state of conservation of the European yew can be calculated in the yew woods of Tosande, in the Natural Park of Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina. It will also enable to study the yew tree of San Cristobal de Valdueza, located in the region of El Bierzo.

The Castilla y Leon Regional Government has just awarded a public contract to Eural to carry out ‛the upgrading and protection Actions in the Framework of the LIFE 15 NAT/ES/790 for the preservation and restoration of the Mediterranean Forests of Taxus baccata (9580*) located at the Cantabrian Mountains of the Leon Province Central Mountains ’ for
he external LIFE monitoring team (NEEMO EEIG) –represented by Ainhoa ​​Darquistade Fadrique– performed the annual visit to the LIFE BACCATA project, held in Ojo Guareña, Burgos.