The LIFE ADAPT-ALEPPO Project (LIFE20 CCA/ES/001809) – “Adaptive management of Mediterranean pine halepensis forests in the face of climate change ”, begins its journey, on “Implementation of adaptation strategies to climate change scenarios of Pinus halepensis formations.”

The Project, which is carried out in Spain, belongs to the 2020 call of the LIFE Program, as part of the Climate Action subprogram, within the sector of vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies.

Its main objective is the development of new tools for the adaptation of Iberian Aleppo pine forests (subtype 42.841 of Habitat 9540 of the Habitats Directive, Annex I) to climate change, as well as their demonstrative application. These tools will focus on the early detection of decay processes and on improving the resilience of this ecosystem by increasing its vigor, its ability to adapt to climatic aridification and the ability to recover its functions after natural disturbances.

Its expected duration is 4 years, between September 2021 and August 2025.

It has a total Budget of €2,606,279, with the EU Financial Contribution: €1,433,268 (54.99%).

The LIFE ADAPT-ALEPPO project is developed by a consortium of public and private organizations in the forestry field related to climate change. This consortium, led by the consulting firm INGENIERÍA DEL ENTORNO NATURAL, is made up of the following partners:

  • Coordinating Beneficiary: Natural Environment Engineering (IDEN)
  • Associated beneficiaries:
  • AGRESTA Cooperative Society (AGRESTA)
  • General Directorate of the Natural Environment of the CARM (DGMN)
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
  • University of Valencia (UPV)
  • University of Lleida ( UdL )

The geographical scope of the project will cover the potential area of distribution of the Iberian Aleppo pine forest (subtype 42.841 of Habitat 9540 of the Habitats Directive, Annex I), including the Mediterranean slopes of the Catalan mountains and the Iberian System, the Ebro basin and the prebéticas mountain ranges . This will facilitate an integrated implementation, involving the main stakeholders responsible for regulating forest management throughout the area.

The regions where the project will be implemented mainly are:

  • Murcia
  • Castilla la Mancha
  • Catalonia
  • Aragon
  • Valencian Community