At the beginning of October, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐗𝐚𝐫𝐱𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐥𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐢ó 𝐝𝐞 𝐥𝐚 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚 – 𝐗𝐂𝐍, one of the Associated Partners of our Mission) celebrated the 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚. The event gathered more than 140 people from local NGOs, public administrations, small cooperatives, foundations, and research centres, sharing over 30 experiences implementing conservation and restoration of natural heritage projects.
During the three days, participants shared successes and pitfalls for nature conservation, got inspired by initiatives from all over Catalonia and other parts of Spain, highlighted relevant opportunities, and strengthened the network’s community. The Congress considered multiple types of ecosystems and socioeconomic activities, ranging from initiatives focusing on fluvial restoration or coastal conservation to activities promoting rewilding, pastoralism, agroecology, or bioeconomy.
CREAF, 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐠 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨-𝐌𝐄𝐃 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 being also a member of the XCN network, actively participated in the Congress, by transferring research results and delivering a workshop for environmental entities on effective communication. In this way, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐗𝐂𝐍 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐅 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧’𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞.