Big Trees for Life

 

Coordinator –  CésarJavier Palacios, arboles@felixrodriguezdelafuente.com 

WILD10 Program Goal – Engage the global community in a project to promote sustainable strategies centered on old trees and mature forests in municipalities of the Spanish Natura 2000 Network and others Natural Protected Areas, through actions that encourage sustainable tourism practices, co-responsibility and governance. WILD10 offers a unique opportunity to increase awareness among the Spanish population, as well as international visitors, on the importance of these trees as havens of biodiversity, witnesses of climate change, creators of landscape, motors for sustainable development of rural economies and symbols for environmental education (www.enarbolar.com).

 

Session Time Key

A is      9:30 AM to 11:10 AM
B is     11:30 AM to 1:10 PM
C is      3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
D is      5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

Big Trees for Life (Wild Trees – WT) Workshop Series

WT-I: Big Trees for Life (BT4L) Workshop 1 –The key role of big trees and mature forests in the international biodiversity conservation
Scheduled for:  Tuesday, Session B – Abba Fonseca Hotel

WT-II: BT4L Workshop 2 – The key role of big trees and mature forests in the Spanish biodiversity conservation
Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session B – Abba Fonseca Hotel

 

WT-I:  The key role of big trees and mature forests in THE international biodiversity conservation

Scheduled for:  Tuesday, Session B – Abba Fonseca Hotel

Objective – A debate held by leading experts to discuss the importance for biodiversity of big trees and mature forests in the international context.

Moderator – Marion Stoler, Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation

The European Union Biodiversity 2020 Strategy for Monumental Trees
Bernabé Moya, Valencia Provincial Council (Spain) 

Big Trees for LIFE. Sustainable strategies in old trees and mature forests
César-Javier Palacios, Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation (Spain)

The indigenous forest: Yew sanctuaries in the European Atlantic Arc
Ignacio Abella, Naturalistic writer (Spain)

Ecosocial trends: The forest inhabited
María José Parejo and Julio Valverde, Radio Nacional de España RNE3 (Spain) 

The dream of trees
Fernando Fueyo, Artist and nature illustrator (Spain)

 

WT-II:  The key role of big trees and mature forests in THE international biodiversity conservation

Scheduled for: Wednesday, Session B – Abba Fonseca Hotel

Objective: A debate held by leading experts to discuss the importance for biodiversity of big trees and mature forests in the Spanish context.

Moderator – Bernabé Moya, Valencia Provincial Council

Living cathedrals of Salamanca
Raúl Tapia. Tormes EB Foundation (Spain)

Palm trees, the princesses of the plant kingdom
José Plumed. Botanic Garden of Valencia (Spain)

Conservation of remarkable trees in the Royal Botanic Garden-CSIC
Mariano Sánchez. Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid (Spain)

Protection of monumental trees and the Department of Monumental Trees of Valencia Provincial Council / IMELSA
José Moya. Valencia Provincial Council (Spain)

Risks of disclosure of unique trees
José Manuel Alcañiz. Radiotelevisión Valenciana RTVV (Spain).

Citizen participation and land stewardship in the protection of remarkable trees and mature forests
Óscar Prada. Transcantábrica Land Stewardship Network (Spain).