Life insular
Life insular
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Atlantic islands are considered as one of the most biodiverse areas in the EU. The ecosystems in these islands share common environmental problems, particularly considering the dunes are among the most endangered habitats. According to the Habitat Directive´s Article 17 sexennial report 2013-2018, some of the main threats identified for habitat types 2130* (Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation “grey dunes”) and 4030 (European dry heaths) in the project area relate to the existence ofsenescent forest plantations and tree encroachment, the spreading of invasive alien species, the impact of recreational/tourism activities, and climate change.


Sustainable management of insular habitats in Natura 2000 islands of the Atlantic Ocean

Life insular
Xunta de Galicia
Ministerio de transición ecológico
Department of Housing


Campus Terra. Universidade de Santiago
E-27002 Lugo, GALICIA (Spain)

+34 982 824 507

Life INSULAR project has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE programme