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LIFE15 NAT/ES/000757

Project of conservation of an only species to the world


Management actions

Progress of Actions F:



F. Project management


F.1.Technical management and coordination of the project

The aim is to ensure that the project meets its administrative and financial objectives within the scheduled timeframe by tracking project progress, delivering and coordinating all members involved. The aim is the technical, administrative and financial management of the project, as well as the coordination of these aspects between the different partners.


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Graphic image project Life Triton Montseny.


F.2.Monitoring of the breeding program



All the actions of the Montseny newt ex-situ breeding programme are aimed at the long-term conservation of the genetic and biological diversity of the species. The aim of this action is therefore to coordinate the three breeding centres in order to ensure that the same protocols are applied, to promote the exchange of experiences and improvements, and to ensure that the common objectives are maintained. The first is to maintain the genetic variability of the genetic reserve of the two wild populations of Montseny newt. The second is to obtain a large number of specimens to release the natural environment and expand its range in the Montseny GNP-RB.

The breeding program of the species has been designed to maintain a separate program for each of the two core populations described in the wild, eastern and western populations. The Torreferrussa breeding centre will be the reference centre and will maintain specimens from both populations, while the centre of Pont de Suert will maintain specimens from the western population and the Barcelona Zoo from the eastern population.

However, there must be coordination in the management of the three centres, which must act together to conserve the genetic variability of the captive population. The pairings and the exchange of specimens between the centers have to favor this genetic variability and for this reason it is of vital importance the management of a Studbook for each of the populations within the breeding programs.

Photo: Francesc Carbonell.


F.3.Technical monitoring of project progress: expert committee



The purpose of this action is to provide a technical forum for debate and exchange of views on technical and scientific aspects of the actions foreseen in the Life Triton Montseny, in order to advise the responsible technicians, as well as to ensure the excellence and relevance of those responsible for the project.

A committee of external experts (Advice Board) is planned to be set up to collaborate with the various technicians responsible for the various actions envisaged in the Life Triton Montseny. Its basic function will be to propose actions within its area of expertise and to respond to queries made by members at committee meetings.



Photo: XPN Archive.


F.4.Audit of project progress and final results

An independent auditor appointed by the DIBA coordinating beneficiary shall verify compliance with national legislation and accounting standards and certify that all expenditure incurred complies with the common provisions of LIFE+. In accordance with Article 31 of the Common Provisions for projects with a Community contribution of more than € 325,000, an external auditor should be recruited.


Photo: XPN Archive.


F.5.After Life Plan


The objective of the After Life Plan action is to plan how the actions initiated with this project will be continued and developed once it has been completed, as well as how the Montseny newt conservation plan is expected to be implemented in the long term.


Photo: Fèlix Amat.