CARE-MEDIFLORA team meet in Sardinia, 24-27 September 2018

12 October 2018

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The project team met in Sardinia from 24 to 27 September 2018. This was the last project meeting and joint field trip, hosted by Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, University of Cagliari, at the “Parco Donnortei” (Fonni), following those on the other project islands (Corsica, Cyprus, Sicily, Crete and Balearic Islands) where CARE-MEDIFLORA partners had the opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge on the in situ and ex situ conservation actions taking place on each island.


Day 1, Monday 24 September
Arrival of project team at Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Cagliari, and transfer to Parco Donnortei (Fonni municipality, Gennargentu Massif), where the Steering Committe meeting and joint field trip took place.

Day 2, Tuesday 25 September 
The day was intended for the Steering Committee meeting. Partners discussed the technical and financial project aspects and made final decisions and adjustments as the project is approaching its end.

Steering Committee meeting (photos by Marco Sarigu).

Day 3, Wednesday 26 September
The team visited the in situ conservation actions carried out in the Gennargentu Massif, which included the translocations of Gentiana lutea subsp. lutea and Rhamnus persicifolia, the protection of the Rhamnus persicifolia patriarch and the fence erection for Centaurea magistrorum. On the same day, the local responsible of the Fo.Re.S.T.A.S nursery of Talana presented the conservation activities carried out by the Agency nurseries in Sardinia.

Day 4, Thursday 27 September
The team visited tthe Sarcidano region, where they saw the translocation and the management action (fence erection) for Senecio morisii.

All CARE-MEDIFLORA collaborators of the University of Cagliari are really thankful to the Agenzia Fo.Re.S.T.A.S for their valuable support.

CARE-MEDIFLORA team with local Sardinian people and culture at Parco Donnortei (photos by Annamaria Pirellas).

Gentiana lutea subsp. lutea translocation (photo by Marco Sarigu).

Left: Visit to Rhamnus persicifolia patriarch in Rio Is Eras (photo by Silvia Pinna).
Right: Visit to Rhamnus persicifolia translocation (photo by Silvia Sau).

Left & right: Fo.Re.S.T.A.S nursery (photos by Annamaria Pirellas).

Fo.Re.S.T.A.S nursery - view from drone camera (photo by Giuseppe Pirellas).

All field trip participants in Talana - view from drone camera (photo by Giuseppe Pirellas).

Left: Visit to Centaurea magistrorum fence erection (photo by Silvia Sau).
Middle & right: Visit to Senecio morisii translocation (photos by Marco Sarigu and Silvia Pinna).

Project collaborators for HBK, University of Cagliari: Gianluigi Bacchetta, Giuseppe Fenu, Donatella Cogoni, Alba Cuena Lombraña, Mauro Fois, Rosangela Picciau, Maria Silvia Pinna, Marco Porceddu, Marco Sarigu, Silvia Sau, Mariano Ucchesu and Paola Vargiu.

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus