BIDUR "Cross-border cooperation for the management of the Rivers Bidasoa and Urumea" (2009-2011)

In spring 2009, the BIDUR project, promoting cooperation between different entities involved in the management of the Rivers Bidasoa and Urumea, was launched to establish joint strategies to promote and protect the good condition of their bodies of water. The BIDUR project aimed to go one step further as far as sharing actions to manage the treatment of river water in the cross-border basin of the Bidasoa and the transregional basin of the Urumea was concerned through joint coordinated strategies adopted by the public bodies involved in integrated water management on the two sides of the Pyrenees.


GURATRANS Integrated participatory management of the cross-border rivers at the western end of the Pyrenees. POCTEFA 2007-2013

GURATRANS is a European project which seeks to improve the management of the shared rivers of the Western Pyrenees, over and above administrative and geographical borders.
It addresses the application of the measures included in the measures of Europe’s water plans from a joint perspective, potentiating the improvements that these frameworks promote and encouraging optimum coordination between all the competent authorities and the involvement of the public in general.


TFE "The European River Territories Project" (2011-2013)

The European River Territories Project aims to protect the natural river dynamics in Southwest Europe as key to minimising the risks and damage caused by flooding, improving the rivers’ ecosystems and achieving correct territorial management. The project intends to develop the concept of River Territory as the most effective, economical and sustainable way to deal with the twofold problem of flooding and river ecosystem biodiversity recovery and conservation.


SUD´EAU, 'Local and Participatory Water Management and the rivers of Southwest Europe' (2009-2011)

The SUD’EAU project focuses on improvement and sustainability in order to protect and conserve the environment and natural landscape of Southwest Europe. SUD´EAU is based on the chief considerations and axes of the Water Framework Directive. The project aims to implement experiences of reference at local level capable of becoming best practice benchmarks for sustainable water management. These experiences will be implemented within the framework of participatory processes that facilitate collective learning regarding the application of sustainable management measures in a way that can be transferred to other European regions.


GEVERT 'Management, exchange and promotion of trans-Pyrenean river space' (2010-2012)

The European territorial cooperation project GEVERT, funded within the framework of the European Union’s POCTEFA programme, aims to develop sustainable fishing as a way of supporting the development of tourism in the cross-border Pyrenean valleys

LIFE Lutreola Spain (2014-2018)

The Lutreola Spain Project aims to eliminate the core populations of American mink in the distribution and risk areas of the European Mink, increase the viability of the wild European Mink population through population reinforcement and the creation of new populations, and create a monitoring network to assess the situation of the two species.

Proyecto Lutreola Spain

LIFE Desmania

Programme for the recovery and conservation of Galemys pyrenaicus and its habitat in Castile and Leon, and Extremadura.

LIFE Desmania

LIFE Mink Territory

Recovery of the river habitats in the Navarre area with the best populations of the species, the lower stretches of the Rivers Aragón and Arga.

Life Territorio Visón

FIEB. Foundation for Research in Ethology and Biodiversity. European Mink Breeding Centre

The FIEB was formed with the aim of developing projects related to the protection of biodiversity and the study of animal behaviour, providing facilities for researchers and organisations working in the environmental field. With the aid of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and the support of ACCIONA, the FIEB set up the FIEB European Mink Breeding and Study Centre, which is included in the National Strategy for the Conservation of the Species.


LIFE Invasep

The LIFE Invasep project combats invasive species in the basins of the Tagus and the Guadiana on the Iberian Peninsula.

LIFE Invasep

AMBER (Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers) Opening rivers for wildlife and people  

Proyecto de investigación para restaurar la conectividad fluvial. Realizará el primer Atlas integral de barreras fluviales en toda Europa y aplicar una gestión adaptativa de los obstáculos para mejorar y devolver continuidad ecológica a los ríos europeos.


RESERVIAL (Reservas Fluviales): desarrollo de herramientas para la planificación sistemática de Reservas Fluviales en España.

El proyecto Reservial está liderado por el Grupo de Investigación F.E.M. del Departamento de Ecología de la Universidad de Barcelona junto con la colaboración de la Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua. Está siendo financiado por la Fundación BBVA. Este proyecto pretende adaptar la herramienta de planificación sistemática para el diseño de reservas fluviales desarrollada en Australia, Marxan, a cuencas ibéricas y aplicarla como experiencia piloto en la cuenca del Ebro, cuya confederación hidrográfica se ha ofrecido para colaborar con el proyecto. También dan apoyo al proyecto entidades como el CEDEXCIREFAEMSCTFC y MEDIODES


LIFE AIAKO HARRIA (2005-2009). Conservation and restoration of the SCI Aiako Harria

The Life Aiako Harria project aims to conserve and restore habitats of Community interest, acidophilous beech and Galician-Portuguese oak forests, within a predominantly forested area. It also aims to contribute to the integrated management of the site’s forest and river ecosystems, and the ecosystems of the species of interest, thereby securing the objectives of the Natura 2000 network.



Un programa LIFE+ (LIFE13NAT/FR/000092) propone mejorar de manera sostenible y significativa el estatus de conservación del Desmán de los Pirineos en 11 sitios Natura 2000 y a mayor plazo a nivel de los Pirineos mediante  la transposición de los métodos y herramientas elaborados.