The seminar, co-organised by the Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales from the Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente(OAPN), the Oficina Española de Cambio Climático (OECC), and the Secretariat of EUROPARC España, was held in the facilities of the Centro Nacional de Educación Ambiental (Ceneam), in Valsaín, Segovia, on the 4th and 5th April 2016.
Appearing at the event were managers of protected areas, scientists and employees of public agencies responsible for environmental conservation, who made the case for the importance of integrating adaptation to climate change into natural systems management and planning tools. Nonetheless, knowledge about the effects and the vulnerability to climate change of each species and habitat still involves a good deal of uncertainty; for that reason, adaptive management is necessary.

Forespir,  the strategic partner of the Pyrenees Observatory in the area of forests, also took part in the event. Forespir presented the Canopee project, which monitors the impact of climate change on the Pyrenean forests and develops adaptive management tools and strategies.

The representative of the Pyrenees Observatory recalled in her presentation that one of the Observatory's main objectives is to improve knowledge about the impact and the vulnerability of natural systems, in order to be able to make appropriate recommendations to stakeholders in the area.

During the seminar, participants made a technical visit to view in situ the recovery works on the pools for amphibians at Monte de Valsaín, under the leadership of the  Marisol Redondo, from the OAPN’s.

The Pyrenees Observatory’s participation in events, such as the one held in Valsaín, is part of its action plan and seeks to continue to build its relationship with other stakeholders in the sector at the national level.





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