The general objective of the project is to test innovative fog collectors and innovative ways of reforestation in degraded areas and prove their effectiveness, costs and benefits.
Deforestation and desertification are two of the principal causes of biodiversity loss and soil degradation. These phenomenons are mostly caused by climate change and human activity. Deforestation and desertification are caused by a decrease of rain events and groundwater.
LIFE NIEBLAS started early 2020 and it is expected to last four years. The project will take place in Gran Canaria, Portugal and Catalonia.
The aim of this project is to improve degraded areas by reforestating using the areas endemic vegetation. Additionally, other objectives are to test the efficiency of different types of irrigation systems and water collection. It is expected that 100% of the water requirements of the project will be covered by the water collectors.
One of LIFE NIEBLAS' principal pillars is to share results and findings, as to involve different research entities and local communities.
The budget for this project is €2,185,777 of which the European Union contributes with a 55% adn Cabildo de Gran Canaria with a 33%. Below, you will see the remaining contributiors.