Ihobe is coordinating the work on biodiversity on the southern slope of the Pyrenees within the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory.
entity, set up by the Pyrenees
Work Community (CTP) in 2010, is working on developing strategies
and toola to enhance adaptation to climate trends and to their impact, both on
the environment and on the different socio-economic sectors of the Pyrenees.
During the initial phase of the Observatory work, a
project has been run which tackled different areas including the local
evolution of the climate, water resources, biodiversity, water or natural
risks, involving the partnership of ten Spanish and French public and private
Ihobe is coordinating the working group made up of
the Public University of Navarra, the Pyrenees Ecology Institute (CSIS),
Barcelona University and the Barcelona Botanical Institute (CSIC). Its French
counterpart is the Conservatoire Botanique National des Pyrénées et de
This group is focusing on gathering data on the
distribution of flora species in the Pyrenees which will enable the foundations
to be laid to detect and be ahead of the impact that climate change may have on
plant biodiversity and prepare the measures to prevent their loss or reduction.
This project, with a budget of nearly 2 million
euros for the 2012-2013 two-year period, is funded by the Spain-France-Andorra Territorial Cooperation
Operating Progamme 2007-2013 (POCTEFA), along with the European
Regional Development Fund ERDF.
18 September, 2012.