Areas of Action

Complexo Ons - O Grove SAC

Conservation actions

The conservation actions of LIFE INSULAR within the SAC Complexo Ons – O Grove (ES1140004) will be carried out in the Ons Archipelago, also included in the SPA Illa de Ons (ES0000254). This archipelago forms an island territory of great relevance for the conservation of biodiversity, with a representation of 2 hectares of dune ecosystems (2,130*) in contact with other island habitats, which makes it an ecological enclave of great value. The remaining surfaces of habitat 2130* in this SAC are located in the continental territories of said space. In this way, LIFE INSULAR proposes the implementation of the following actions in the Ons Archipelago:

- Action C7: improvement of the structure and functionality of 2 ha of habitat type 2130* (ie 100% of the habitat in the archipelago), through the elimination of IAS. This is especially relevant if one takes into account that the sensitivity and fragility of habitat 2130* is higher than other types of habitats present with respect to the colonization of invasive species due to the effects of global climate change (see Form B2d ).

- Action C9: implementation of measures against anthropogenic pressures on the 2130* habitat that allow an improvement of its future prospects in 2 ha (100% of the habitat in the archipelago).

The ownership of the land chosen in the Ons Archipelago represents an added value for LIFE INSULAR, since it will allow the proposed conservation actions to be reinforced and ensure the long-term maintenance of the beneficial effects of the conservation measures. These lands are publicly owned, as they belong to DXPN (associated beneficiary of LIFE INSULAR and competent regional body for the conservation of natural heritage and biodiversity) and have a conservation objective as they are included in the Natura 2000 Network, as well as as in the Galician Network of Protected Areas, so that DXPN will ensure the long-term maintenance of the actions carried out (see Form B6). In addition, a large part of them are included in the Maritime-Terrestrial Public Domain (DPMT) managed by the General Directorate for Sustainability and the Sea, an organization that has supported the project (see support on form A8), which reinforces the conservation objectives of these properties.