Celebration of the World Wetlands Day
Last Sunday, February the 3rd, a guided visit to the intermittent Pond Espolla
Once again, the Consorci de l’Estany, together with the association LIMNOS and the Darder Museum, celebrated the World Wetlands Day as a commemoration of the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971 for the protection of aquatic ecosystems worldwide. This year's motto is "We are not powerless against climate change".
Fishes, freshwater mussels and Vertigo snails in the Feria de Sant Martirià de Banyoles
One more year The Consorci del Estany organizes an exposition to carry out an environmental sensitizing about the importance of the native fauna that lives in the lake of Banyoles and the rivers Ter, Fluvià and Muga.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people pass through the fair thanks of the good weather of the weekend, also on Friday more than 900 schoolchildren were welcomed.
Threatened species that are the object of the LIFE Potamo Fauna project, such as naiads, native fishes and Vertigo snails, are also exposed. The Spanish Society of Malacology has dedicate the year 2016 to vertigo as the molusc of the year.
The species Vertigo moulisiana and Vertigo angustior selected as "2016 mollusk" by the Spanish Society of Malacology
This year the campaign "A Year of Vertigo," is implemented as an action of the European project LIFE Potamo Fauna, to make them known to society
World Wetlands Day 6 and 7 February 2015
The Consortium of Lake, the environmental non-goverment organitzation LIMNOS and
Darder Museum organize various activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day; date commemorates the signing of the Ramsar Convention in 1971 to protect these ecosystems.
We send the activities scheduled for 6 and 7 February of this year with a series of talks and an visit to the Center for Reproduction of native crayfish in Olot.
We hope your assistance.
90 exotic turtles captured in the river Ter and Lake Banyoles under the LIFE Potamo Fauna project
The Lake Consortium spreads the "LIFE Potamo Fauna" project in Tarragona in an internal training course
On November 26 was held in Tarragona an internal training course "Active with new programs 2014-2020" organized by the city of Tarragona.
The LIFE Potamo Fauna project present in the Feria Sant Martirià of Banyoles that brought 30,000 people
El Consorcio del Lago con la colaboración del Centro de Reproducción de Tortugas de la Albera (CRT) y Limnos estuvo presente los días 14, 15 y 16 de noviembre en la Feria de Sant Martirià y del Firestany de Banyoles para informar del proyecto LIFE Potamo Fauna y de los valores naturales del espacio natural del lago de Banyoles, y concretamente acercar especies desconocidas para la gente como son los anfibios y el galápago europeo a los visitantes de la Feria . Durante los tres días pasaron por la feria unas 30.000 personas; destacar también que el viernes visitaron la feria más de 1.000 escolares.
LIFE Potamo Fauna project public presentation
LIFE Potamo Fauna presentation- “Conservation of river fauna of european interest in the Natura 2000 network basins of the rives¡rs Ter, Fluvià and Muga".
"Estany Project" Layman's Report is published
Hundreds of freshwater mussels for restocking of Lake Banyoles
It has been managed to breed freshwater mussels in captivity. The results of the project could be exported to other freshwater ecosystems .
The freshwater mussels are bioindicators species and most are in a critical situation of threat.
The laboratory breeding of freshwater mussels ( naiads ) of " Estany Project" has managed to breed , raised and kept in captivity until his release , hundreds of naiads of 2 ½ years old and almost 3 cm in length. This is a fact hitherto not had been achieved across the European Union. This result is part of the proceedings for the recovery of endangered species of Unio mancus and U. ravoisieri naiads within the Estany Project, conducted by the Consortium Estany with the collaboration of Dr. Rafael Araujo of the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid ( MNCN -CSIC ) . This project has been funded ( LIFE08 NAT/E/000078 ) LIFE program of the European Commission.
· Tres petites llacunes ajudaran a recuperar els hàbitats desapareguts a l'estany de Banyoles (04/12/05)
· Reintroduiran les cigonyes dins la recuperació d'hàbitats naturals de l'estany de Banyoles (9/06/05)