• Registration now open for the LIFE IN COMMON LAND Final Congress, 8-9 November

    Congress - 19/10/2022

This event will present the main results of the LIFE in Common Land project, as well as the key achievements and lessons learned. In addition, national and international experts will share their experiences within other projects or conservation activities. 

The conference is organised in five sessions focusing on: traditional rural activities and habitat conservation, bogs and heathland restoration, results-based payment schemes for conservation and communal lands and habitat conservation in the Natura 2000 network. Session four will consist of a field visit to the Serra do Xistral. 

It is hoped to create a debate on these issues and to achieve a set of recommendations for the management of these habitats that may be useful for other areas of Europe. 

The congress is aimed at technicians and managers working in the field of habitat conservation or agroforestry management in communal lands, local authorities, communal lands, conservation organisations and the general public

It will be held in a hybrid format allowing both virtual and in-person participation (Lugo, Spain).

  • Free registration includes attendance to the lectures, excursion and congress cocktail. 
  • Deadline for in-person registration 3 November at 12:00 noon
  • Deadline for online registration 6 November at 24:00
  • Days: 8 and 9 November.
  • Venue: Lugo Provincial Council Headquarters (Spain) (https://goo.gl/maps/44BZFWmZnmPSyMuS6)
  • Online broadcasting through Youtube

The LIFE in Common Land project

It is being developed in the Serra do Xistral in collaboration with the common land communities with the aim of improving the conservation status of bogs and wet heathlands in this site of Natura 2000 Network in Northern Galicia (Spain) and establishing a Results-based payment scheme for conservation. It is coordinated by the Deputación de Lugo with the participation of the Universities of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and A Coruña (UDC). It is a project financed by the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity programme of the European Union.


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Life in Common Land

Una alianza entre las Mancomunidades, las administraciones y la sociedad para luchar contra el mal estado de los hábitats, el abandono rural y el cambio climático.

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