LIFE Humedales de La Mancha

Restauración de albardinales y estepas salinas

¿What is LIFE?

Life

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.

LIFE began in 1992 and to date there have been three complete phases of the programme (LIFE I: 1992-1995, LIFE II: 1996-1999 and LIFE III: 2000-2006). During this period, LIFE has co-financed some 3104 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €2.2 billion to the protection of the environment.

LIFE+ ran from 2007-2013and had a budget of €2.143 billion. It consisted of three components: LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance, LIFE+ Information and Communication, and LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity.

The LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity continued and extended the former LIFE Nature programme. It co-financed best practice or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats directives and the Natura 2000 network. It also co-financed innovative or demonstration projects contributing to the implementation of the objectives of Commission Communication (COM (2006) 216 final) on "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 – and beyond". At least 50% of the LIFE+ budget for project co-financing was required to be dedicated to LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity projects.

The LIFE project “Humedales de La Mancha” is a LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity (Learn more about this project).

 

LIFE projects

FGN's role in project

Years

“La Mancha Wetland restoration of the esparto [Lygeum spartum] grasslandsand salt steppes in the region’s wetlands.” LIFE10 NAT/E/000563

Coordinator

2011-2015

“Combating climate change through farming” AgriClimateChange” LIFE09 ENV/E/000441

Coordinator

2010-2013

“Las rozas for Climate: Local Strategy for Action Climate Change” LIFE08 ENV/E/000101

Partner

2010-2013

“European Business and Biodiversity Campaign” LIFE08 INF/D/000022

Partner

2010-2012

“Wetlands Restoration and Management: Canal de Castilla SPA” LIFE 06 NAT/E/000213

Coordinator

2006-2010

“MACROPHYTES - New Floating Macrophyte Green Filters (FMF) For the Mediterranean Region” LIFE02 ENV/E/000182

Partner

2002-2005

“Aquatic Warbler Conservation at Nava-Campos SPA" LIFE02 NAT/E/8616

Partner

2002-2006

"Ecolabels for Tourism” LIFE00 ENV/NL/000810

Partner

2001-2004

“Wetlands restoration at Villacañas, Toledo, España” LIFE99 NAT/E/006339

Partner

1999-2002