The LIFE programme highlights the recovery of the Nervión river basin as a success story
The EU funding instrument for the environment and climate action uses the action led by Álava Provincial Council to improve the ecosystem, biodiversity and reduce the risk of flooding in the area as an example.
The LIFE programme, the European Union's funding instrument for the environment and climate action, has focused on the recovery of the Nervión river basin (Álava), and highlights this action as a success story for improving the ecosystem, biodiversity and reducing the risk of flooding in the area.
The action, led by Álava Provincial Council, is part of Action C.5.1. Nature-based solutions (NBS) in river basins in the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project, which consists of different actions to manage the risk of flooding along stretches of rivers in the Basque Country, helping them to adapt to climate change.
The recovery work focuses on three degraded areas in the municipalities of Amurrio, Ayala and Llodio with environmental and ecological restoration criteria. The specific action is being taken at sites in Refor, Zankueta and Abaiagarri (Amurrio), Murga (Aiara/Ayala) and Arantzar (Laudio/Llodio).
The main objectives of the restoration project in these areas are to improve the continuity, cover and composition of the riverside woodland, increase ecological connectivity and improve degraded areas.