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LIFE Phoenix first meeting

08/11/2023

The LIFE Phoenix project, an initiative of the Council of Gran Canaria coordinated by GESPLAN, has just held its first Steering Committee meeting, divided into two sessions held on 6 and 8 November. The team reviewed all the administrative and technical aspects related to the implementation of the project, as well as the first preparatory actions that will be carried out until September 2024.

The studies and evaluations included in these first actions, as well as the plans, protocols and manuals that will be drawn up as a result of them, will be used to pilot and coordinate the next phase of the project, which will focus on the development of specific conservation actions in the selected palm groves on the islands of Gran Canaria and Crete.

Project management and coordination

The LIFE Phoenix project brings together different public and private entities, scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations from Spain and Greece in order to advance knowledge, methodologies and procedures aimed at improving the conservation status of the 9370* "Phoenix Palm Grove" habitat, whose conservation is a priority at European level.

The LIFE Phoenix project has received the maximum co-funding (75%) from the European Commission's.