Project Interreg SUDOE – ValuePAM


Valuation of medicinal and aromatic wild plants: Sustainable management of plant biodiversity and socio-economic development of rural space SUDOE- ValuePAM -

The project of valuation of medicinal and aromatic plants “ValuePAM” has started officially through an introductory seminar held on Tuesday, October 11th 2016, at the headquarters of the beneficiary of the project, the Associação de Defesa do Património of Mértola (ADPM) in Portugal.

The Forest Research Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) is a partner of this project, which will be developed in protected areas and areas of the Natura 2000 network in Andalusia, Catalonia, Portugal and France. In addition, integrated partnering the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio de la Junta de Andalucía, Fundación Espacios Naturales de Andalucía (ANDANATURA), the Centro de Excelência para a Valorização dos Recursos Mediterrânicos (CEVRM, Portugal), the Conservatoire Botanique National et des Pyrénées Midi-Pyrénées (CBNPMP, France) and the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes (PNRPC, France).

Improve profitability in the MAPs sector. ValuePAM project is funded 75% by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG SUDOE (Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-B Southwest Europe). Its aim is to improve the management, planning and enhancement of the PAM and its use as a tool for economic diversification and sustainable development of natural areas and rural areas, and transfer the results to the public and private institutions involved in resource management.

Therefore, the project will work on the characterization of MAPs in the areas concerned, as well as implement analyzes of species, creation of management plans and several pilot projects, one of which will be held in Catalonia and France to extrapolate model management of the collection of wild species such as gentian (Gentiana lutea).

The project will run until 2018 and will affect several protected areas in the regions SUDOE project partners: 24 spaces integrated into RENPA (Red de Espacios Naturales Protegidos de Andalucía), the Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana in Bajo Alentejo, Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes; el Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, el Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu, el Parc Natural del Cadí Moixeró; as well as several natural areas included in the Natura 2000 network.

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