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European project to restore and preserve high mountain habitats

The natural park of l’Alt Pirineu is included in the Natura 2000 network, which protects Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats. The LimnoPirineus project, partially funded by the UE LIFE+  program and led by the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB) of the CSIC, is aimed at improving the conservation status of species and aquatic ecosystems here, in the high mountains of the Pyrenees.

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A European project to restore marine habitats and biodiversity

The Institut de Ciencies del Mar and the Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes, both centers from of the CSIC, and the universities of Barcelona and Girona, are involved in this project.

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A project will study the climate change impact on marine organisms

The European project CERES, which just has been launched, will focus on the impact of climate change impact on most important fishes, crustaceans and shellfish populations in Europe, its habitats and the economic activities that depend on these species.

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Alternative methods to understand the water regime of the temporary rivers

The Water Framework Directive of the European Union obliges to the management of all rivers with basins higher than 10 square kilometers, but disregards temporary rivers, with a variable water regime. A new study shows that interviews with neighbors and a series of high-resolution air photographs is an alternative way to find out information about the situation of temporary rivers when there is not enough hydrological data.

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This moth mates as a butterfly

A study conducted by scientists from the CSIC and the UAB describes the first known case of a female moth which has lost the pheromone gland, therefore doesn’t produce pheromones to attract males and it behaves like day-flying butterflies.

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