Replication and Transfer Plan

Sustainability, Replication and Exploitation of Project Results

Most of the conservation actions of the project will be developed in parallel in the two regions, given that they address common problems detected for habitat 9370* from an ecosystem approach. On the other hand, GESPLAN will elaborate a Replication and Transfer Plan by month 30, describing the details and resources needed for the replication of some concrete actions during the second half of the project (and its extension through the After-LIFE Plan). The following actions are a preliminary version of this plan:

  • Governance actions (T.3.1): regulatory updates on pests in the Canary Islands will be transferred to beneficiaries and competent authorities in Greece so that they can consider their future adaptation. Activities such as the adoption of Codes of Conduct, creation of Working Groups and participatory networks will be replicated in parallel in both regions.
  • Preventive grazing" in Gran Canaria and Crete (T.3.6): this action, originally planned for Crete within its Grazing Management Plan, will be replicated in Gran Canaria to test its feasibility in the isolated ravines of the intervention areas. The aim of this technique is to contribute to fire prevention and control of invasive vegetation by exchanging experiences between the two regions.
  • Specific palm-grove management techniques (T.3.3): some particular techniques will be fine-tuned in Gran Canaria by taking advantage of the results of previous related initiatives (e.g. Interreg Guarapo). During the second half of the project, knowledge exchange and replication will be promoted by taking advantage of planned technical visits between the two regions (T.6.1).
  • Assessment of hybridisation risk (T.3.3): although hybridisation prevention and control methods will be validated mainly in Gran Canaria, the resulting protocols will be transferred and replicated in Crete, allowing both basic surveys and preventive actions (pilot elimination of hybrid and non-native palms in about 30 priority locations is envisaged).
  • Pest management (D. frumenti and R. ferrugineus) (T.3.4): the new protocols for D. frumenti to be developed in Gran Canaria and those already validated for R. ferrugineus will be transferred to the partners in Crete for adaptation to local conditions. On the other hand, at least one pilot replication test with pheromone traps will be carried out in Crete for survey purposes before the end of the project. In the rest of the Canary Islands, additional replications of the tested methods (through workshops or specific training) are foreseen for the After-LIFE period.
  • Seed bank management and Phoenix palm-tree production (T.3.5): these activities will be replicated in parallel in both countries, through regular information exchange. Networking visits (Task T.6.1) will also contribute to this objective.
  • Transfer of manuals, protocols and guidelines (T.2.3): the documents produced during the preparatory tasks will be an important asset for the transfer and replication of subsequent activities. It is considered an activity that will contribute to the successful replication of the rest of activities described above.

Action status

It reflects the percentage of work done since the beginning of the action.