Wednesday, November 13th 2013

9.00 am Registration opens

9.30 am Welcome and opening session

10.00 am Ecological connectivity and transport networks

  • Santiago Saura1, Mikel Gurrutxaga2 and María Cruz Mateo1<. 1 Technical University of Madrid (UPM). 2 University of the Basque Country (UPV).

10.45 am Priorities for ecological restoration and connectivity of ecosystis in relation to transport networks

  • Javier Viñuela1, National Working Group on Habitat Fragmentation due to Transport Infrastructures. 1Hunting Resources Research Institute (IREC; CSIC-UCLM-JCCM).

11.15 am Coffee break

11.45 am Structures to increase the permeability of transport networks in ecological corridors in Catalonia

  • Antoni Sorolla and Jordi Solina, Department of Town and Country Planning and Sustainability, Regional Government of Catalonia.

12.15 am Road networks in the draft Master Plan for Improving Ecological Connectivity in Andalusia

  • Fernando Ortega, Jose Ramón Guzmán and Antonio Castellano, Directorate-General for Environmental Managient, Regional Government of Andalusia.

12:45 am Fundamentals of decision-making about changes to promote connectivity for the Iberian lynx in Doñana-Aljarafe: previous situation, planning of the works and the results of actions carried out as part of the LIFE projects in Andalusia (2002-2012)

  • Gia Ruiz Jiménez1, Marcos López Parra1, Leonardo Fernandez Pena1, Luis Ramajo Rodríguez2 and Miguel Ángel Simón Mata3. 1 Environment and Water Agency, Regional Government of Andalusia. 2 Public Works Agency, Regional Government of Andalusia. 3 Department of the Environment and Land Planning, Regional Government of Andalusia.

1:15 pm Defragmentation of brown bear habitats in the Cantabrian Mountains: a new LIFE project to restore connectivity in bear corridors

  • Fernando Ballesteros, Brown Bear Foundation

1.45 pmLunch

3.30 pm The importance of ecological connectivity for vertebrates with a low dispersal rate in fragmented landscapes. A case study

  • Tomás Santos1, José L. Tellería1, José A. Díaz1, Javier Pérez–Tris1, Eduardo de Juana1, Iván de la Hera1, Pablo Iraeta1 and Alfredo Salvador2. 1Dept. of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). 2 Dept. of Evolutionary Ecology, National Museum of Natural Sciences–CSIC.

4:00 pm From providing single fauna passages to reconciling green and transport infrastructure in Europe

  • Anders Sjölund1, Carme Rosell2, Marita Böttcher3, Lazaros Georgiadis4, Miklós Puky5, IENE Steering Committee. 1 Chair of IENE SC, Swedish Transport Administration. 2 MINUARTIA. 3 Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Germany). 4 ARCTUROS. 5 Hungarian Acadiy of Sciences.

4.30 pm The Alpine Carpathian Corridor project>

  • Elke Hahn, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria.

5.00 pm Coffee break

5:30 pm A Safety Net for the European Wildcat: restoring migration corridors across fragmented landscapes

  • Mark Hörstermann, BUND, Friends of the Earth Germany

6.00 pm How to reconnect biodiversity across motorways? Practical experiences of establishing ecological connections in a highly fragmented northern German landscape

  • BjörnSchulz, Schleswig-Holstein State Foundation for Nature Conservation

6:30 pm Discussion and conclusions

7:30 pm Closing session

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