Improve the state of conservation of the waterlogged sites

What it consists of

Two types of actions will be carried out. On the one hand small areas to exclude cattle will be created to evaluate the evolution of the waterlogged sites without the pressure of ranching since an excess could compromise the permanence of these habitats with the increase of eutrophication, eliminate the stratification and stir up the soil in excess. Nevertheless, moderate grazing contributes to maintaining the dynamic and diversity of niches and microenvironments.

On the other hand, germination will take place in a germplasm bank, with Rhynchospora fusca seeds collected in the quagmires of Galbaniturri, to the west of Izki, so that they may later be reintroduced into two small areas to develop a community like habitat 7150, but without the presence of the species. All with the aim of increasing the surface of this habitat and minimize its vulnerability.

Why it is done

Some of the 7140 and 7150 waterlogged sites detected in Izki have an inadequate state of conservation, presumably because of the excess pressure by the cattle which graze in the areas. The creation of exclusion areas allows for the comprehension the effects of the ranching activity can have on the dynamics of these environment and the maintenance of these species.

On the other hand, the elevated vulnerability of habitat 7150 and Rhynchospora fusca in Izki in any possible eventuality explains the effort necessary to reinforce the population of a species which is characteristic of the habitat, in an site which is apparently suitable for its development.